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@Ajunta Pall, so just to provide some scientific context of this, in this study they were testing memories linked to ptsd. When trauma occurs memories are formed additionally through an emotional pathway (essentially an emotional memory is formed) and they were able to block this emotional part of the memory while leaving correct recollections intact. This is based on the snail which encodes emotional "danger" type memories in supposedly a similar way but I haven't looked in to it enough to know how valid of a comparison it is. But typical memory of events is so complicated I doubt they could selectively make people forget targeted events anytime soon
@jouze, semi-related rant: news reporting of science is unabashedly awful people. Any time an article reports "a study says that" do NOT take it at face value. Because 9 times outta 10 the reporting source is taking the study way out of context (case in point this report) and removing important caveats and nuance that is essential to science to sensationalize it. If you're interested in what they are reporting try to find a link to the original report (which some news reports don't even have) or find it on Google scholar and look at the discussion which will mention the context and nuance. And if a scientific study is locked in a pay wall use sci-hub.tw to freely access any article because science should be accessible by all!
@jouze, news reporting in general is anabashadly awful. I point to Michael Crichton and his "gellmans amnesia effect" which is basically "imagine you are a geologist. You look at an article on new rocks discovered, and it's completely wrong, they have the classification wrong, they compare granite and lava, just full of error. You laugh and shake your head about how stupid the reporter is. Then you turn the page and see an article outside your field, something about how rabbits can actually asexually reproduce, and go 'wow who knew' and take it as true". People know how full of BS news is whenever they read something they know about, but immediately forget how bad it was a story before as soon as they do not know the material anymore.
@jouze, I feel like I used to know more about this
Yes I'd like to volunteer some deep dark repressed memories that ive been holding on to! 😀
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, you mean volunteer your victims!!
Next they’ll be performing surgery on a grape.
For all we know, they’ve been doing this for years
Honestly, the best use of memory erasing is getting to enjoy your favourite media like it was the first time again.
@I Are Lebo, used to happen to my grandparents all the time, they would rewatch movies without remembering them in the first place. Life hack fr
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Shell
I'd be more worried about the size of that snail, than the experiments they did with it.
Snail of all species...