August 17, 2007
Isn't That a Charming Idea

Scientists have determined long-term memory is not some sort of permanent storage, but seems instead to be a fragile construct that must be constantly maintained. The implications are that an extremely effective "memory eraser" could be created.

People aren't mice, so this might not work at all in humans. But if it does, I think it'll definitely rank right up there with nuclear power and bioengineering as a technology to be extremely careful with.

Posted by scott at August 17, 2007 03:42 PM

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But it doesn't appear to be "directable" except at certain areas of the brain. Given that, it seems like painting metal minatures with a mop dipped in hot tar.

Posted by: Ron on August 17, 2007 04:10 PM
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