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Discovery could lead memory-enhancing pill out of realm of science fiction

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posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 10:14 PM
reply to post by Leo Strauss

Like someone said - sounds like the lead-in to a great sci-fi morality tale. Main theme: Don't mess with things you don't understand. ...There's a lot more to memory than PKR and gamma interferon, and apparently, it's a good idea to leave some of that PKR lying around just in case you get a viral infection that might affect the brain. Seems to govern the immune response, which I think is a good idea.

"Let's say we'd compare with Viagra. People use Viagra at whatever age, let's say 60, 65. But someone (who) is 40 goes to buy it, they can get it,"

Uh huh. "Flowers for Algernon."

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 10:50 PM
reply to post by soficrow

Well first off there is no drug just a promising experiment with miles to go before they can conduct human trials. Secondly if there is a drug developed and approved the next experiment will begin when the drug is released to the public and unintended consequences and side effects take place.

However Alzheimer's is a terminal illness with no effective treatment. So I am guessing patients would be willing to risk dangerous side effects if a promising drug is developed that offers even a chance.

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 11:15 PM
I don't mean to quash the memory, sci-fi, or ontological discussion. Where are those mice anyway??
We should keep an eye on them. Who knows what they could "learn" with this super memory.

The brain is amazing. Our personal history, mostly inaccessible to us in our standard consciousness, lies deep within our multidimensional brain recorded waiting to be accessed. Could these drug induced memories be trusted?

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 11:25 PM
reply to post by VoidHawk

Nah, it'll mean we can remember more clearly all the times we get shafted, that's all. Superhuman memory, not powers.

Seriously though, if this could be developed it could mean the end of degenerative brain diseases altogether couldn't it?

Alzheimers, Parkinson's, MS, maybe even schizophrenia and other brain function illnesses too.

posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 12:13 AM

Originally posted by VoidHawk
The problem is it doesnt fit in with the agenda of creating a non thinking workforce.

Saddly it'll be restricted for use only by the elite.

Alternately, it could help eliminate the retirement age & social security. Since memory is only a part of FSIQ, theoretically, a high-aptitiude worker bee agenda could still fly--replacing organs and limbs on an as needed basis!

posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 12:32 AM

posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 02:14 AM
Great for replaying the 'highlight reel' in high-def.

You know, long lost girlfriends..

posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 12:06 PM
If my memory is slipping I would detox/cleanse/water fast to remove all metabolic waste and toxicity tat slows down my neuron transmitters communication and take ginkgo biloba and ginseng extracts. Taking a pill is not natural, there are ways to heal anything naturally. Raw vegan diet and some blue algae for B12 to stay young for a considerable amount of time compared to SAD (standard American diet)

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