LaLa Posted March 14, 2012 Report Share Posted March 14, 2012 http://www.wired.com/magazine/2012/02/ff_forgettingpill/People who survive a painful event should express their feelings soon after so the memory isn’t “sealed over” and repressed, which could lead to post-traumatic stress disorder....as scientists have recently learned, the very act of remembering changes the memory itself. New research is showing that every time we recall an event, the structure of that memory in the brain is altered in light of the present moment, warped by our current feelings and knowledge. That’s why pushing to remember a traumatic event so soon after it occurs doesn’t unburden us; it reinforces the fear and stress that are part of the recollection.... definition of memory has broadened to encompass not only the cliché cinematic scenes from childhood but also the persisting mental loops of illnesses like PTSD and addiction—and even pain disorders like neuropathy. Unlike most brain research, the field of memory has actually developed simpler explanations. Whenever the brain wants to retain something, it relies on just a handful of chemicals. Even more startling, an equally small family of compounds could turn out to be a universal eraser of history, a pill that we could take whenever we wanted to forget anything.And researchers have found one of these compounds.In the very near future, the act of remembering will become a choice.I'm sure it will not be easy and very soon, but I hope it's true and this will be available and effective... horpTornInozy 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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