Science Sucessfully Implants False Memories

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Editor’s Note: The implications for this technology to manipulate the world we perceive are profound, and for practical discussion they have already been addressed in films like Total Recall, the flick based on Philip K. Dick’s insightful and disturbing work. But somehow, the Hollywood treatment seems to inoculate the general public from recognizing and caring about the fact that real unfolding technologies (and potential technologies) are being featured in otherwise fictional stories.

This particular story deals with the implantation of memory into mice, but in many if not most relevant studies, what is possible in one mammal is possible in other mammals. The study suggests that the brain sees no difference between a real memory and a false one, and triggers the same response in the mind-body. There is potential here of drastic proportions to skew our understanding of an already Matrix-like world and further accelerate the rewriting of history to sanitize its lessons to aid the agenda of social control. This technology may not be fully developed, and its widespread use and deployment may or may not have been considered, but it is still worth thinking closely about.

Can People Eventually Be Programmed Like This

Cassius Methyl
July 27, 2013

Yu Liu, a scientist who authored this study, has successfully created artificial memories in the minds of mice. His team did a study in which mice were placed in a distinct colored box, they had memory brain cells activated so they could be regenerated with light, and then they were moved to another color box. In the second box, the scientists shined light into the brains of the mice, and activated the very memory cells that were created in the mice’ brains during their stay in the other colored box.

Simultaneously with activating the memory cells from the first box, the mice were shocked lightly. Then, when they were moved to the first box, the mice had fear that they would be shocked, cause their memories of the first box were activated while they were being shocked in the second box.

Neurons in the brains of mice are strikingly similar to human neurons, so it is very likely that humans could be ‘programmed’ with trauma in a similar way. Recently, scientists found that DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) is created in mice brains naturally, and that psilocin from psilocybin mushrooms can remove the traumatic association with other sensory details from memories, in the minds of mice. Mice are often experimented on to find out how a human brain would react in the same situation.

Mental ailments like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Chronic Depression are the things that can be cured by understanding this behavior of the brain. One day people might be able to physically alter brain cells in order to remove trauma, erase bad memories, form good or bad memories, or cure PTSD for instance.


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Cassius Methyl is a writer for, a liberty activist in any way possible, and he plays every instrument and vocals for experimental metal / truth movement project core of a virus. Find his music HERE:

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