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Fear can be erased from the brain

UU - Newly formed emotional memories can be erased from the human brain. This is shown by researchers from Uppsala University in a new study now being published by the academic journal Science. The findings may represent a breakthrough in research on memory and fear.

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thebudgetgamer1679d ago

I think a healthy amount of fear is good for you, I mean how boring would driving a car fast or riding a roller-coaster without that tinge of fear.

Lord_Sloth1679d ago

They're talking about recent, emotional, memories. Not fear as a whole.

AKA Rape or witnessing a horrific murder. Things which would leave you mentally and emotionally damaged for the rest of your life while the criminal gets a measly slap on the wrist and is allowed to walk free just to do it again.

SilentNegotiator1679d ago (Edited 1679d ago )

"Erasing" memories doesn't sound like a good idea.

Even with a lot of recent trauma. This world needs to stop relying so much on "engineering" people both mentally and physically.

Now if you'll excuse me...I'm GRABBIN' PEELS

unkn0wn1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

I will agree in part that fragility is what makes a human being, but not physically. Since the dawn of intelligence we have tried to augment our physical capabilities through technology. Transhumanism is a natural, evolutionary process.

SilentNegotiator1678d ago

Fair enough. These boobs didn't grow themselves. lol

No, but seriously, we need to work on our natural evolutions, not manufactured ones.

BlmThug1678d ago

We humans need fear to survive, or else whats going to stop the average human from jumping off a tall building or stop a person from running into traffic?

frjoethesecond1679d ago

If they could do this with laziness I'd be set.

Sarcasm1679d ago

The problem is that they are too lazy to do it with laziness.

richierich1679d ago

This is pretty interesting I would like to know when will the treatment be available worldwide. Does anyone know?

Kureno_Nakamura1679d ago

What better way to create the ultimate soldier/killer

Kos-Mos1678d ago

You need fear stupid. Or else you`d get yourself killed very fast.

Kureno_Nakamura1678d ago

You don't have to call me stupid, fgt

iNFAMOUZ11679d ago

my fear of the world came from my dad passing 4 yrs ago, haven been the same

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