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Accidental Discovery During Surgery Reverses Memory Loss
DailyTech.com ^ | January 30th | Michael Asher

Posted on 10/08/2009 8:08:44 AM PDT by wastedyears

I won't post anything here because I'm not sure of their rules.


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: humanbrain; memories; neuroscience; nostalgia; science; surgery
Tried searching the archives to no avail. This does look interesting
1 posted on 10/08/2009 8:08:45 AM PDT by wastedyears
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To: wastedyears

http://www.dailytech.com/Accidental+Discovery+During+Surgery+Reverses+Memory+Loss/article10512.htm


2 posted on 10/08/2009 8:08:57 AM PDT by wastedyears (If I don't have a right to play defense, then I'll go on offense. - FReeper Enterprise)
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To: wastedyears

If I can remember I’ll check this out later /s


3 posted on 10/08/2009 8:10:43 AM PDT by piroque
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To: piroque

Check what later


4 posted on 10/08/2009 8:11:25 AM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: shadeaud

bump


5 posted on 10/08/2009 8:11:39 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: wastedyears

Cool stuff.


6 posted on 10/08/2009 8:14:08 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: wastedyears
I won't post anything here because I'm not sure of their rules.

pssst. you just did.

7 posted on 10/08/2009 8:16:15 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Isn't the Golden Mean the secret to something," I parried? "Yes," Blue replied. "Mediocrity.")
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To: wastedyears

Interesting...thanks.


8 posted on 10/08/2009 8:17:36 AM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: piroque
Accidental Discovery During Surgery Reverses Memory Loss

Soooooo, no more hiding your own Easter eggs?

9 posted on 10/08/2009 8:17:55 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I meant that I won’t post an excerpt because some sites aren’t even link-only.


11 posted on 10/08/2009 8:21:54 AM PDT by wastedyears (If I don't have a right to play defense, then I'll go on offense. - FReeper Enterprise)
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To: wastedyears

BTTT for later reading(in case I forget)


12 posted on 10/08/2009 8:24:05 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: wastedyears

That is a hard sentence to read.


13 posted on 10/08/2009 8:24:47 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: wastedyears

14 posted on 10/08/2009 8:24:48 AM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: wastedyears

Sort of brings a new meaning to the phrase “getting wired”.

It would have been interesting to see this gizmo hooked up to Hillary Clinton during her testimony, “I don’t recall”....ZAP....”Why yes I did divert those funds...it was so easy!”


15 posted on 10/08/2009 8:25:57 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: smokingfrog

That explains why Arnold forgot he was a Republican.


16 posted on 10/08/2009 8:26:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wastedyears
I won't post anything here because I'm not sure of their rules.

You mean you FORGOT? Uh oh.
18 posted on 10/08/2009 8:32:40 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: wastedyears

So it stimulates the recall of long-term memory, but what about dynamic, i.e. short term, memory?


19 posted on 10/08/2009 8:33:02 AM PDT by giotto
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To: wastedyears

Total Recall


21 posted on 10/08/2009 8:36:50 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ETL

So since I didn’t excerpt anything, we’re in the clear?


22 posted on 10/08/2009 8:45:15 AM PDT by wastedyears (If I don't have a right to play defense, then I'll go on offense. - FReeper Enterprise)
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To: wastedyears

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2357574/posts?page=20#20


23 posted on 10/08/2009 8:55:04 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

You just violated their rules by posting their rules here.

You were only allowed to post 10 words from their rules, or paraphrase.

:-)


24 posted on 10/08/2009 9:02:38 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Catch 22 will get you every time.


25 posted on 10/08/2009 9:41:55 AM PDT by norton
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To: CharlesWayneCT
You were only allowed to post 10 words from their rules, or paraphrase.

I figured the rules only applied to their articles and so forth. Not the rules themselves. In any case, I asked that the posts be removed.

26 posted on 10/08/2009 10:01:43 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

I was just kidding.


27 posted on 10/08/2009 11:11:30 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: doug from upland; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

“The intensity and level of detail of the memories is frightening.” (30 years out)

Hillary Clinton has forgotten more than the courts will ever know.


28 posted on 10/08/2009 2:23:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: shadeaud

That’s right.


29 posted on 10/08/2009 2:25:08 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: wastedyears

This could be used on al Qaeda as the ultimate weapon in getting information.


30 posted on 10/08/2009 2:26:21 PM PDT by doug from upland (10+ million views of HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Lucky9teen
He says the electrodes function like "turning up the volume" on the brain's memory circuits. "As we turned the current up, we first drove his memory circuits and improved his learning. As we increased the intensity, we got we got spontaneous memories of discrete events.

So maybe your life DOES flash before your eyes when you die.

Jim Morrison called it the ultimate movie.

But think how bad this experience could be...

"D'oh! I shoulda carried the 2 when I did that math test problem back in Senior year..."

"SHE WAS COMING ON TO ME!!!!"

and the other regrets that went out the window

31 posted on 10/08/2009 2:27:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: doug from upland

The ACLU would say you cannot tap a man’s brain.


32 posted on 10/08/2009 2:28:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: wastedyears; a fool in paradise

Wow, electric shock therapy is back! What will they think of next?


33 posted on 10/08/2009 2:29:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: wastedyears

This device was originally used to correct essential tremor. It works very well for that use.
There has been more recent testing for Parkinson’s, obsessive compulsive disorder, and appetite control. The testing is not complete.

If they are stimulating memories they probably don’t have the electrode in the right spot. Cranking the voltage with incorrect placement would make me nervous.

But nice to see another possible use.

Don’t ask me any questions. I don’t think I’m supposed to comment. I just couldn’t help it.


34 posted on 10/08/2009 2:44:02 PM PDT by toast
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

I’m glad I have begun to have memory problems, knock wood. [knock knock] Come in?


35 posted on 10/08/2009 3:59:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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