...in mice. No trigger warning needed on this one unless you’re a lab animal.
I don’t have a link to the original study so I don’t know how legit this is, but I found it interesting. Not only have scientists found that mice encode memories of trauma differently to normal memories, those memories can be repressed and then recovered using a drug which stimulates something called GABA receptors.
I don’t know how applicable this is to humans (ignore the big human brain in the article) though the researchers seem to think it might be. Hopefully this information can be used by abuse victims to gain credibility, as I know many still struggle to be taken seriously when they’ve suffered any sort of memory loss or repression (even in feminist spaces and the like).