Ethics of Erasing Memory, Podcast Sunshine of the Perfect Mind? - a bioethicist discusses Erasing Memories.
Neuroscientists have identified a chemical that can erase the connections between brain cells, essentially wiping out memories. Although it can't target specific experiences, like a traumatic event, its existence raises a lot of big ethical issues. In this interview, we asked Art Caplan to help us sort them out. He's the director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.