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MIT biochemists have identified a molecular mechanism behind fear, and successfully cured it in mice, according to an article in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
Researchers from MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory hope that their work could lead to the first drug to treat the millions of adults who suffer each year from persistent, debilitating fears - including hundreds of soldiers returning from conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan
Originally posted by Tom Bedlam
My impression is that the research is related to fears linked to memories, and the memory is being unnecessarily selected for or given unnatural weight.
The drug they're talking about lets the memory's weighting decay naturally.
I don't believe from my 10 second glance at it that they're talking turning people into DareDevil.
Grant you, I have a few non-functional behaviors/phobias I really don't like much for no particularly good reason, that I wouldn't mind suppressing, if it was just a matter of popping a pill and doing the thing I don't care for a couple of times.
Originally posted by KINGOFPAIN
i wouldnt mind having my fears taken away,think of how fear has stopped you from doing all kinds of things... but my main fear...is spiders...