I've also come to think there might be some sort of technological explanation for the ME. I posted this elsewhere but it's backed by links to
I don't believe that the ME is a result of time-travel or parallel dimensions. Please see the links to research papers below on optogenetics and how
this science can be used to implant false memories, visual and auditory hallcinations by aiming light signals at the brain.
There is a new field of scientific research called "optogenetics". Optogenetics uses light to stimulate and control parts of the brain and has been
used recently to implant false memories into mice. The following articles are either from mainstream science publications or are actual research
papers so this technology and science is actually possible today from publicly known information and is not in the realm of science fiction. This
science has been used to create false memories and create visual and auditory hallucinations. I believe that this technology could explain the Mandela
Effect bearing in mind that there are no international laws or treatises on bioengineering and there's no legal or ethical obligations for scientists
developing this technology to adhere to. Also, the known papers are just what is in the public domain, it could very well be the case that private
entities are much further along in their research.
this article talks about memory implants. From the article (emphasis mine):
Berger and his research partners have yet to conduct human tests of their neural prostheses, but their experiments show how a silicon chip externally
connected to rat and monkey brains by electrodes can process information just like actual neurons. “We’re not putting individual memories back
into the brain,” he says. “We’re putting in the capacity to generate memories.”
In an impressive experiment published last fall, Berger
and his coworkers demonstrated that they could also help monkeys retrieve long-term memories from a part of the brain that stores them.
It can be used to control the brain remotely via light and at the level of individual neurons:
It can be used to create advanced visual images in the brain (emphasis mine)
Even when detectable sensations are elicited, reports differ regarding the content of the evoked sensation. in some studies, patients reported
sensations of ‘complex forms’, such as faces or visual scenes from memory
[10,19,29], while in other studies only simple form sensations,
such as phosphenes or colour spots, were evoked [18,20,28] (figure 1a). The circuitry of visual areas further downstream may generally support more
complex electrical activity patterns that cannot be readily induced by focal electrical stimulation. We discuss in §2b(i) how these differences in
evoked percept might arise from anatomical and functional differences between primary and extrastriate visual cortex in both the human and non-human
It seems like it can also manipulate/create auditory hallucinations
These findings provide a synaptic and circuit basis for the motor-related corollary discharge hypothesized to facilitate hearing and auditory-guided
Not forgetting that scientists can already manipulate memories with it:
Tying them all together is that this research is all in mainstream science publications and the Royal Society link above already shows they are
experimenting with humans (I believe it was blind people in that case).
Scientists Use Light to Reactivate Lost Memories in Mice With Alzheimer's Symptoms
Again, this science is from mainstream science publications with research papers so it's not in the realms of science fiction. I'm interested to see
if the Mandela Effect sceptics are willing to consider other possibilities when presented with evidence. Again, I don't believe the ME is the result
of time travel or parallel dimensions and am happy to reconsider my opinion on any topic if I'm presented with new and better information. I'm not
even saying I'm right about this technology being behind the ME, but would you agree that it could at least be included as a consideration?