Ok, lets face it.
Everyone has regrets. Some of us have ALOT.
Whether it's sitting down to watch a full episode of "The Real Housewives", or trying to eat your weight in ice cream, you want to forget
It's one af the unfortunate aspects of being alive.....memory.
Theres has been talk of a real "spotless mind" like drug, in an earlier thread.
Theres also the old standby of doing keg-stands for 5 hours. (Dont act like you havent)
But what if you could ex-out those memories without drugs or drinking yourself stupid?
Elizabeth Phelps, a NYU psychology professor (and self professed tango dancer) and her colleagues might be on to something.
"This is the first study without drugs showing what we think is the permanent alteration of the memory," Elizabeth Phelps, an NYU psychology
professor, told LiveScience. Phelps and her colleagues detail their findings this week in the journal "Nature".
The techniques could also help you with your irrational fears, or phobias. You would never cower at the sight of an angry clown again. Or in my case,
you would no longer cringe at the sight of a spider, or Lady Gaga.
Actually, maybe Lady Gaga SHOULD be feared..
The findings also could have implications for treating phobias in a more permanent way, say the researchers. The current therapy of choice involves
exposing patients to the feared object, though in a safe environment. This so-called extinction method works, but the fear can come back when the
person is under stress.
You can read about the whole process by clicking here:The Original
Outside of the obvious questions, whats your opinions?
I guess the question is, would you
want to alter your memory?
Is it ok, if something was so traumatic, that you can erase/numb the anxiety that is associated with it? Or is this a step backwards in personal