by Mike Adams

the Health Ranger
November 23, 2010

from NaturalNews Website

Spanish version

Drug researchers are working on a mind-altering chemical that could erase your memories. It's all being pursued under the umbrella of "mental health" with claims that this could help victims of emotional trauma.


The idea that you can "heal" a patient by chemically lobotomizing them is, of course, entirely consistent with the core mythology of modern medicine:

If something's wrong, you should poison it, burn it, irradiate it or cut it out... and then pronounce the patient "healed!"

In the case of memory-erasing drugs, scientists are reportedly working on a drug that would remove certain proteins from the brain's "fear center."


This is based on the ludicrous idea, by the way, that memories are recorded solely by physical proteins in the brain - an idea that's obviously based on an entirely outmoded mechanistic model of the human mind and brain.

Then again, modern medical science seems to be hopelessly stuck in the Dark Ages, believing that there must be a chemical cure for everything.


Hence the ongoing waste of billions of dollars searching for a cancer cure as if it were some sort of acquired infection.

"Erasing a memory and then everything bad built on that is an amazing idea, and I can see all sorts of potential," said Kate Farinholt, executive director of the mental health support and information group NAMI Maryland, in a Baltimore Sun story.

But even she can see this approach could be fraught with danger:

"Completely deleting a memory, assuming it's one memory, is a little scary. How do you remove a memory without removing a whole part of someone's life, and is it best to do that, considering that people grow and learn from their experiences?"


Torturing mammals in the name of "science"

In order to pursue this work on a memory-erasing drug, researchers used electroshocks (far below report) on mice (which are mammals, of course) to "train" them to fear an audible tone.


They noticed this electroshock torture resulted in the build-up of proteins in the brain's fear center (amygdala), so now they've leaped to the wild conclusion that 'proteins = memories' and therefore the way to treat fearful memories is to chemically remove the proteins. (See Calcium-Permeable AMPA Receptor Dynamics Mediate Fear Memory Erasure).

This is such sloppy quack science that I can't believe it even got published by a scientific magazine. It's the same sloppy thinking that caused medical doctors to leap to the erroneous conclusion that cholesterol is bad for you.


That's one medical myth that has made Big Pharma hundreds of billions of dollars in cholesterol-lowering drugs that harm far more people than they help.

Western scientists, ever stuck in the world of the physical, are easily misled into thinking that mental processes are solely based on proteins and chemicals rather than the far more profound neural network phenomena that really drive the functioning of the mind.


Memories are not merely logged in the brain with proteins. If they were, our skulls would be as large as houses, filled with proteins from all the memories of our lives.


In reality, memories are holographically recorded throughout the neural network of our brain which also interfaces with the non-physical human mind - an entity of consciousness that extends beyond the physical realm (and which virtually the entire conventional scientific community has so far failed to acknowledge because they ridiculously believe that they, themselves, are biological automatons who lack consciousness).


More drugs for soldiers

Right now, U.S. soldiers are being drugged out of their minds with amphetamines and antidepressants. PTSD is the latest financial windfall for Big Pharma because more trauma means more profits from prescribing more drugs.

Just imagine how these "memory erasing drugs" might be used if they existed. First, they send you off to war, and if you somehow manage to survive that, they erase your memories when you come back home so you can't talk to the press about what really happened.

It's the perfect crime for a police state society:

Destroy peoples' memories with the excuse of calling it "mental health treatment."

These drugs could be used on political prisoners, of course.


Got someone speaking out against the government? Just arrest them, diagnose them with some mental disorder such as Oppositional Defiance Disorder, then force-feed them drugs that erase their memories.

A few months later, release them back into the world as mind-numbed zombies, where they are sure to go along with the rest of the crowd that's already lining up for vaccines, TSA pat-downs and mind-altering pharmaceuticals.

A memory-erasing drug is the ultimate Big Brother weapon because it could be used to destroy the personality of free-thinking individuals without blatantly killing them in the process.

No wonder pharma researchers are already working on this drug.


It could be a powerful weapon in the corporate war on the people of our world - a war that's already being waged against peoples' bodies and could soon extend to their very memories.







Would You Take A Pill to...

Forget Bad Memories?
by Parag and Ayesha Khanna

November 2, 2010,

from BigThink Website

Spanish version


Do you have any bad memories? Traumatic memories come in all shapes and sizes.


Some are terrible gut-wrenching ones like being raped, beaten, or shot during combat. Others are based on the pain of watching a loved one suffer. Some memories hound us because we are responsible for someone else’s trauma, like the night one drove drunk and had a terrible accident. Still others are less intense on the posttraumatic stress disorder spectrum, like being bullied in school, or being dumped by the prettiest girl in class.


In general, traumas have a way of haunting us: they are unpleasant at best and debilitating at worst.


Wouldn’t it be nice if one could just forget them?

At Johns Hopkins University, there resides a family of mice who have experienced "forgetting". The mice had been given an electric shock every time a loud sound boomed in their home - a laboratory run by Richard L. Huganir at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Thereafter, whenever they heard the sound, they would become paralyzed with fear, the trauma of the memory of the electrocution crippling them.


Huganir wanted to understand the connection between the memory of trauma and the sensation of fear.


He found that the amygdala (the area of the brain associated with memory recall) of the mice became flooded with a particular protein whenever the mice heard the sound they associated with electrocution.


This protein was strengthening the circuitry responsible for the memory and thus inducing fear and unhappiness in the mice. By removing these proteins, Huganir discovered he could erase the memory of the electric shock permanently.


The mice now had no reaction to the same sound that terrified them earlier: they had effectively forgotten the traumatic event. (For technical details, see here).

“This may sound like science fiction, the ability to selectively erase memories,” says Huganir.


“But this may one day be applicable for the treatment of debilitating fearful memories in people, such as post-traumatic stress syndrome associated with war, rape or other traumatic events.”

He believes that by having people recall their traumatic memories, doctors will have a chance to remove the proteins that accompany the recall, and thereby eliminate the memory altogether.


In other words, for a few hours of living through the memories of the trauma, therapists and drugs could together rid you of the noxious memory forever.

  • Now here’s a prickly question: is it good to get rid of all bad memories?

  • Sure, you’d happily pay a few hundred dollars to trash yours, but do you want the pedophile that feels remorse to forget his guilt and trauma?

  • Do you want the 17-year old who was drunk and crashed his car into yours to forget the memory of his mistake?

What relieves an individual is often not optimal for society, which can benefit from the deterrent effects of horror, guilt and remorse.


Also, preference for treatment should be given to sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder, which is often the result of a threat to one’s physical and emotional integrity.


But one can easily imagine that people will not be satisfied with having such stringent definitions of what constitutes trauma to limit their access to memory erasing drugs.


We all have too much baggage not to want some relief from some of the unpleasantness of our past. As science races ahead and researchers like Huganir make unexpected and revolutionary breakthroughs, we’ll increasingly be faced with such difficult choices.


Have no doubt: thoughts such as the following will cascade through people’s minds when memory erasing prescription drugs become available:

"I know it doesn’t seem traumatic to you, but it’s traumatic enough for me to want that drug. I understand the risks to society, which is why I don’t want just any Tom, Dick and Harry in society to have access to it.


No one has the right to decide if I am eligible for a memory-erasing pill. Can I get it on the black market?"

The world is getting complicated…