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Scientists test chemicals to erase memories

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by U201491, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Scientists test chemicals to erase memories

    Roadside bombs, childhood abuse, car accidents—they form memories that can shape (and damage)
    us for a lifetime. Now, a handful of studies have shown that we’re on the verge of erasing and even
    rewriting memories. The hope is that this research will lead to medical treatments, especially for
    addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

    Researchers have known for decades that memories are unreliable. They’re particularly adjustable
    when actively recalled because at that point they’re pulled out of a stable molecular state. Last spring,
    scientists published a study performed at the University of Washington in which adult volunteers completed a
    survey about their eating and drinking habits before age 16. A week later, they were given personalized analyses
    of their answers that stated—falsely—that they had gotten sick from rum or vodka as a teen.

    One in five not only didn’t notice the lie, but also recalled false memories about it and rated that beverage as
    less desirable than they had before. Studies like these point to possible treatments for mental health problems.
    Both PTSD and addiction disorders hinge on memories that can trigger problematic behaviors, such as crippling
    fear caused by loud noises or cravings brought about by the sight of drug paraphernalia.

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  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I think it's patchouli oil. done
     
  3. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    I wanna know what they've been putting in the potable water in Portland and Seattle for years now. That is some scary stuff.
     
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  4. jib

    jib Central OR Active Member

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    what memories ?
    I know nothing, I see nothing, I hear nothing.
    COL Schultz
     
  5. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    EMS has had available for 12 years now a chemicals to block memories so,,,
     
  6. jib

    jib Central OR Active Member

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    Liquor works best for me, but that is my choice.
     
  7. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    They already put mercury in the flu shots. What more do they need :-/
     
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  8. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I don't need chemicals, I forget things perfectly fine thank you.

    Keith
     
  9. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    I just said that to my wife :D
     
  10. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    @ last ^^ posts....

    what were we talking about?

    "I do not recall" The famous Democratic Oath...

    philip
     
  11. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    It's a steady diet of Coors light for 25 years & 15 years of Crown Royal.... (in a slurring voice) just sayin (Barney) bellllcccchhhhhhhh...

    I got sometimers, not alltimers. Knock on wood...