Worms suffer from PTSD, too

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IN a new study published in Current Biology by Dr Alon Zaslaver and research associate Dr Yifat Eliezer at Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Genetics Department, the researchers discovered that even a very basic animal life form like the C. elegans worm has the ability to learn from past experiences. Further, Zaslaver and his team pinpointed the exact neurons that store these memories and the physiological changes the worms undergo when they retrieve memories to cope with future hardships.

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