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Artwork by Cindy Bolivar (I believe), whom I’ve never met. Cool!
Scientists Turn Bad Memories Into Good Inside the Brains of Mice
"Neuroscientists have devised a technique for switching the emotional association of a memory from bad to good by directly manipulating the neurons that encode it.
If that sounds like a promising therapy for disorders like PTSD, you’ll have to wait. The experiments were done in mice, and the methods, which include genetically altering neurons and inserting an optical fiber into the brain, won’t be used in people anytime soon (if ever). But this study and others like it are illuminating the neural mechanisms of memory in unprecedented detail, and showing that it’s possible to activate, alter, or even create memories just by tweaking the right neurons.”
i need this shit
I stand firmly against the police as they exist in America today. Regardless of whether or not individual officers are good or bad they are all part of a system of oppression that I cannot condone.
I know it’s not “cool” to get “political” on the internet but I just don’t consider this a political issue. I get that talk is cheap but I think it’s the first step. It’s important to talk about injustice, to not be complacent about it, or implicit. When people talk, others are educated, when enough people are educated, hopefully things can begin to change. This is important. Lives are at stake.