Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Forgetting Pill Erases Painful Memories Forever | Wired.com:
"Once you start questioning the reality of memory, things fall apart pretty quickly. So many of our assumptions about the human mind—what it is, why it breaks, and how it can be healed—are rooted in a mistaken belief about how experience is stored in the brain. (According to a recent survey, 63 percent of Americans believe that human memory “works like a video camera, accurately recording the events we see and hear so that we can review and inspect them later.”) We want the past to persist, because the past gives us permanence. It tells us who we are and where we belong. But what if your most cherished recollections are also the most ephemeral thing in your head?"


Natasha said...

"You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill –you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes." -Morpheus
I read the article, and indeed, it is nice to have good friends listen and help us erase. They are our pill in so many ways even though other vehicles may exist. What is, what once was, what will be....ephemeral.

Anonymous said...


Just writing to compliment you on the topic. I'm finally blogging a bit myself. Site is www.spiritintheworld.org (A reference to Rahner, don't you know).

At any rate, I think of you often and hope you are well. My memories of our conversations still do me some good.