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Originally posted by yeahright
Back when you were discussing your circle of friends, several of them were engineers for TRW? Defunct now but were at one time a big-time defense contractor. If that came up again, I didn't notice it. But I think that's a potentially significant detail, given the nature of the thread.
And keep us posted
Originally posted by MemoryShock
To be more specific, the two engineers were the mother and step father of the hypnotherapist ex....the step father rarely talked in my presence and was a bit of an intimidating sort
From Ian's Source
While a significant part of the US Government no doubt follows this democratic principle, a considerable portion of the US Government operates in complete secrecy and follows its own unaccountable agenda which, unacknowledged, very often is quite different from the public agenda."
From my last post in this thread
It still gets me though....some people are above the law...or know the right people/how to act for it to not be an issue.
By manipulating a single protein found in the brains of mice, researchers can wipe out a mouse’s specific, traumatic memory without damaging brain cells, a new study reports. While the process is nowhere near ready for testing in humans, researchers say it does raise the possibility of novel treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions. “While memories are great teachers and obviously crucial for survival and adaptation, selectively removing incapacitating memories, such as traumatic war memories or an unwanted fear, could help many people live better lives,” said [lead researcher] Joe Tsien.
Humans have the same so-called “memory molecule” in our brains....
In the study, published in the journal Neuron [subscription required], researchers created genetically engineered mice that had elevated levels of a brain protein called CaMKII, and also fashioned a chemical inhibitor that allowed them to turn the protein “off” and “on” at will. They then traumatized the mice by placing them in a chamber where they shocked their paws, causing the mice to associate the chamber with pain. Mice that had the CaMKII protein turned on before they were brought to the chamber the next time showed no fear, but they retained their memories of other habitats and objects.
A month later, the effect still held: Whereas the month-old memories of foot-shock … caused normal mice to freeze with fear when placed in original testing environment, mice with overexpressed αCaMKII appeared comparatively blasé in the same environment. Many researchers believe CaMKII to be “the key molecule underlying learning and memory,” commented neuroscientist Mark Mayford, and the new study elegantly reaffirms that belief.