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Sometimes remembering things isn't as easy as we'd like, and sometimes it'd be nice to be able to conveniently forget some memories. Plenty of folks are researching how memory works, but it's still a pretty big mystery exactly how our brains store so much information -- and which information to forget. Here are just a few interesting links on making (and un-making) some memories. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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    Vog (profile), Aug 22nd, 2012 @ 5:02pm

    Currently, implanting false memories in lab mice involves some combination of genetic engineering, boxes, electrical shocks, brain implants and drug injections, and these procedures aren't recommended for humans (yet). Ten points for re-writing that sentence as a Tom Swifty.

    Done:

    While implanting false memories in lab mice currently involves some combination of genetic engineering, boxes, electrical shocks, brain implants and drug injections, the process to approve this for humans would be tortuous.

     

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    Wally (profile), Aug 22nd, 2012 @ 5:03pm

    :-)

    "People with superior autobiographical memory can remember an amazing amount, but they're not savants, nor do they have photographic memories or use common memory tricks. Many of them also exhibit obsessive-compulsive tendencies, but researchers have only extensively studied about a dozen subjects with this ability so far. [url]"

    It's called Asperger's Syndrome :-) I have a particularly odd ammount of knowledge that at first I don't seem to remember, but I have a very strong database of a brain for trivia.

     

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    Vog (profile), Aug 22nd, 2012 @ 5:12pm

    Re:

    Does it have to be a quote? Fine, I'll take another stab at it:

    "Currently, implanting false memories in lab mice involves some combination of genetic engineering, boxes, electrical shocks, brain implants and drug injections," Michael pointed out, brightly.

    "--These procedures aren't recommended for humans," Bob quickly cut in.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 22nd, 2012 @ 5:29pm

    false memories

    "Implanting false memories in lab mice involves some combination of genetic engineering, boxes, brain implants, drug injections and electrical shocks," Michael posts, currently, "but these procedures aren't recommended for humans (yet)."

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Aug 22nd, 2012 @ 6:13pm

    Marilu Henner

    Probably the most famous person with superior autobiographical memory.

     

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    Lennart Regebro, Aug 22nd, 2012 @ 6:45pm

    "Currently, implanting false memories in lab mice involves some combination of genetic engineering, boxes, electrical shocks, brain implants and drug injections", Tom recalled. "And these procedures aren't recommended for humans yet" he smiled savagely.

     

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    - Blamer .., Aug 22nd, 2012 @ 6:53pm

    "Currently, implanting false memories in lab mice involves some combination of genetic engineering, boxes, electrical shocks, brain implants and drug injections, and these procedures aren't recommended for humans (yet)" recollected the experimenters with increasing uncertainty.

     

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    Pixelation, Aug 22nd, 2012 @ 10:31pm

    I'm jealous...

    I can't even remember where I slept last night.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 22nd, 2012 @ 11:07pm

    "Currently, implanting false memories in lab mice involves some combination of genetic engineering, boxes, electrical shocks, brain implants and drug injections, and these procedures aren't recommended for humans (yet)" Tom added memorably.

     

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    Wally (profile), Aug 22nd, 2012 @ 11:58pm

    Re: I'm jealous...

    I thought I recognized you somehow =P

     

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    mikey4001 (profile), Aug 23rd, 2012 @ 11:57am

    "Currently," Dean A. said with a shock, "implanting false memories in lab mice involves some combination of genetic engineering, boxes, electrical shocks, brain implants and drug injections."

    He added inquisitively, "and these procedures aren't recommended for humans, yet?"

     

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