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Author Topic: The Pill that can Wipe out Painful Memories  (Read 2229 times)

Paul Keith

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The Pill that can Wipe out Painful Memories
« on: June 05, 2010, 07:42:47 AM »
Source: http://www.dailymail...mories.html?ITO=1490

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To test the effectiveness of the drug, researchers created bad memories by giving mice electric shocks while a loud noise was played.

Over time, the creatures learned to associate the sound with the shock, and hearing the noise alone was enough to make them freeze.

But when they were given a drug called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, they lost their fear, the journal Science reports.

The effect of the drug was similar to a psychological technique called extinction training, in which phobia sufferers are repeatedly exposed to their nemesis in a bid to desensitise them to it.

The U.S. government-funded researchers believe that, as in extinction training, the drug did not erase the bad memory completely, but created a sense of safety and positivity that made it easier to cope with.

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Re: The Pill that can Wipe out Painful Memories
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 12:05:41 PM »
That research sounds pretty cool, hopefully this will help people with phobias in the future. Tough i wonder if you could pay to erase specific memories in the future would you do it? I dunno.
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Re: The Pill that can Wipe out Painful Memories
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010, 01:56:15 PM »
That research sounds pretty cool, hopefully this will help people with phobias in the future. Tough i wonder if you could pay to erase specific memories in the future would you do it? I dunno.
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Re: The Pill that can Wipe out Painful Memories
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2010, 07:02:44 AM »
That research sounds pretty cool, hopefully this will help people with phobias in the future. Tough i wonder if you could pay to erase specific memories in the future would you do it? I dunno.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind  :-*

+1. (f0dder beat me to it. :Thmbsup:)

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Re: The Pill that can Wipe out Painful Memories
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2010, 07:04:58 AM »
One of the few Carey films that doesn't have the audience cringing behind the sofa. +1  :-*

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Re: The Pill that can Wipe out Painful Memories
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010, 07:20:51 AM »
One of the few Carey films that doesn't have the audience cringing behind the sofa. +1  :-*

and needing memory erasing?  ;)

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Re: The Pill that can Wipe out Painful Memories
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2010, 06:21:32 PM »
I just finished reading a bunch of reports about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Then I looked at some of the latest aerial news footage...

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Anybody know where can I get a bottle of those pills?