KilgoreTrout has touched on a subject that causes me grave concerns about the FMSF.
This 2007 study seems to undermine what the FMSF have been trying to convince us of for years.
Practice Forgetting and Memories Fade
Their study may have clinical
implications for those suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome or obsessive-compulsive disorder, Brendan Depue, a doctoral candidate at the
University of Colorado, and colleagues reported in the July 13 issue of Science.
And it may also re-ignite the debate over so-called repressed memories, a topic that has been highly controversial in recent years.
The process of suppressing a memory has two stages and is under the control of the prefrontal regions of the brain, the researchers noted.
Remember that repressed memory is pretty much the foundation of all psychotherapies. If it's all a scam, it's one of the best perpetrated in
Do a search on some of these names and tell me there aren't vested interests here.
November 1, 1995:
PAMELA FREYD, Ph.D., Executive Director
AARON T. BECK, M.D., D.M.S., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
TERENCE W. CAMPBELL, Ph.D., Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Sterling Heights, MI
ROSALIND CARTWRIGHT, Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center, Chicago, IL
JEAN CHAPMAN, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
LOREN CHAPMAN, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
FREDERICK C. CREWS, Ph.D., University of California,
ROBYN M. DAWES, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
DAVID F. DINGES, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, The
Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
HENRY C. ELLIS, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
FRED FRANKEL, M.B.Ch.B., D.P.M., Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard
Medical School, Boston, MA
GEORGE K. GANAWAY, M.D., Emory University of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
MARTIN GARDNER, Author, Hendersonville, NC
ROCHEL GELMAN, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, CA
HENRY GLEITMAN, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
LILA GLEITMAN, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
RICHARD GREEN, M.D., J.D., Charing Cross Hospital, London
DAVID A. HALPERIN, M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York,
ERNEST HILGARD, Ph.D., Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
JOHN HOCHMAN, M.D., UCLA Medical School, Los Angeles, CA
DAVID S. HOLMES, Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
PHILIP S. HOLZMAN, Ph.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
JOHN KIHLSTROM, Ph.D., Yale University, New Haven, CT
HAROLD LIEF, M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
ELIZABETH LOFTUS, Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, WA
PAUL McHUGH, M.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
HAROLD MERSKEY, D.M., University of Western Ontario, London,
ULRIC NEISSER, Ph.D., Emory University, Atlanta, GA
RICHARD OFSHE, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, CA
EMILY K ORNE, B.A., University of Pennsyllvania, The Institute
of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
MARTIN ORNE, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, The
Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
LOREN PANKRATZ, Ph.D., Oregon Health Sciences University,
CAMPBELL PERRY, Ph.D., Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
MICHAEL A. PERSINGER, Ph.D., Laurentian University, Ontario,
AUGUST T. PIPER, Jr., M.D., Seattle, WA
HARRISON POPE, Jr., M.D., Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
JAMES RANDI, Author and Magician, Plantation, FL
HENRY L. ROEDIGER, III, Ph.D., Rice University, Houston, TX
CAROLYN SAARI, Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago, IL
THEODORE SARBIN, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
THOMAS A. SEBEOK, Ph.D., Indiana Univeristy, Bloomington, IN
LOUISE SHOEMAKER, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania,
MARGARET SINGER, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, CA
RALPH SLOVENKO, J.D., Ph.D., Wayne State University Law School,
DONALD SPENCE, Ph.D., Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center,
JEFFREY VICTOR, Ph.D., Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY
HOLLIDA WAKEFIELD, M.A., Institute of Psychological Therapies,
LOUIS JOLYON WEST, M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.
Aaron T. Beck, M.D, D.M.S. - University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia
David F. Dinges, Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Fred H. Frankel, MbCHb, DPM - Harvard University Medical School, MA
George K. Ganaway, M.D. - Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Henry Gleitman, Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Lila Gleitman, Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Ernest R. Hilgard, Ph.D., N.A.S. - Stanford University, CA
John Hochman, M.D. - UCLA Medical School, Los Angeles, CA
Philip S. Holzman, Ph.D. - Harvard University, MA
Harold I. Lief, M.D. - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Paul R. McHugh, M.D. - Johns Hopkins University, MD
Ulric Neisser, Ph.D., N.A.S. - Cornell University, NY
Emily Carota Orne - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Harrison Pope, Jr., M.D. - Harvard Medical School, MA
As of 7/02, a minimum of 29% of the advisory board members are employed by universities and hospitals that, according to CIA records, have been
involved in covert human experimentation. Other members of the board have been been employed in the past, and there may be other "involved"
facilities that we do not have records of.
Of the 14 members who worked at these universities and hospitals as of 7/02, 43% were employed by the University of Pennsylvania and 21% were employed
by Harvard University. Pamela Freyd claimed that the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins were instrumental in the formation of the FMSF. Dr.
Paul McHugh's employment at Johns Hopkins is significant, because he may have been instrumental in recruiting that university's initial support in
creating the FMSF.
None of this is new stuff and I'm sure it has been brought up on the forums many times.
Link to thread
Martin T. Orne, CIA researcher, an original board member of the FMSF. A man who had his fingers in many MK ULTRA pies. Hypno-programming
experiments (the elicitation of "anti-social" behaviour, dissolving memory etc...) funded by the CIA while he was at Cornell University.
The infamous Louis Jolyon West another past board member whose CIA career runs all the way back to his inteview with Jack Ruby.
The "Amazing" James Randi, professional debunker and CIA consultant.
Then we have the illustrious founder of the FMSF, Ralph Underwager, a man who just couldn't keep his mouth shut to Dutch paedophile magazine Paidika
Peter and Pamela Freyd (Pamela's name being the only one now mentioned on the FMSF's website) were accused of abuse by their daughter, Jennifer.
Peter Freyd was known to tell people that his daughter was brain damaged. I guess she proved him wrong when she went on to become a professor of
psychology at the University of Oregon. Pamela sought the intervention of Dr. Harold Lief, a former major in the Army Medical Corps and a member of
the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania (He became a member in 1968, when federally funded behavioural modification experiments at Holmesburg
Prison were in full swing). Lief and Orne had collaborated in the past in the field of Hypnotic Programming. Needless to say Lief went on to become an
advisor to the FMSF.
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