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Time Science and Spcae
Have that bad memory that you will never forget? Well the day may be near when you can say goodbye to those bad memories. On the flip side there could be one day where you wake up and you have memories of events you never really experienced. So far this is only being done on rats, but who knows, maybe the Fed is all ready on top of this one.
There definitely is some good reasons for this technology, but I can think of a whole lot of nefarious ones too. Who knows maybe Total Recall is just around the corner.
Two recently published studies describe scientists implanting fabricated memories and selectively erasing unwanted memories in the brains of lab rodents.
Researchers at UC Irvine have found that by playing a particular tone while stimulating the release of a brain chemical associated with memory formation they can artificially “condition” a response to the tone in lab rats, which is recalled and observable the following day. Fabricated memories have the same features as naturally-occurring memories,Science Daily reports, “including long-term retention.” Researchers say this represents “the first evidence that memories can be created by direct cortical manipulation.”
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Why would you want to erase your memories when it is the sum of those memories that makes us who we are?
Erase one traumatizing event from our core and you could completely change the "Individual".