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Monday, April 06, 2009

Brain research and memory

The New York Times reports that scientists in Brooklyn, NY are experimenting with a drug that will have the ability to erase specific memories such as traumas and chronic fears.

For an accessible, yet very informative, introduction to the circuitry of the brain and how memory and fear work, THE HIDDEN FACE OF FEAR studies the traumatic impact of 9/ll on New Yorkers featuring interviews with leading researchers, including neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux and Nobel Prize-winning neurobiologist Eric R. Kandel.

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Malls featured in the New York Times

Accompanying an article on the ways malls are trying to stay in business and relevant, The New York Times also features a discussion on deserted malls and their future with, among other contributors, Helene Klodawsky, director of MALLS R US, and Peter Blackbird, founder of, featured in the film.

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