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A Drug to erase memories…

Posted in Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2014 by Mj Rains

drug to erase memories Tumblr picFound this little picture on Tumblr the other day and cannot resist thinking about it still… I would absolutely love to erase some memories, perhaps all of high school, and a few years after that as well, when I think this Wit’s brain malfunctioned because of the men she was with…but I digress…

Mainly this sci-fi-like drug was successfully tested on rats and mice by the Scripps Research Institute in Florida… (One has to wonder how researchers could know, like, did the rats forget they were rats or something?)… This drugs purpose is to help recovering addicts, human addicts that is, and people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

But dare we have hope for the Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind?–can those who suffer turmoil caused by, let’s say, a past relationship, have hope to expurge the memory of this certain regrettable time?

Like I said, I have a few relationships I’d like to forget, a few years I’d like to erase. Who wouldn’t?

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Ophthalmic Photography (via Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night)

Posted in Esoteric, Science with tags , , , , , , , on October 21, 2010 by Mj Rains

The mysteriousness of the inner eye….what I could have only imagined, here in pictures….

Ophthalmic Photography I get a lot of questions about what exactly I do, and a lot of confused looks when I introduce myself as an ophthalmic photographer.  I work in a unique and interesting field photographing the insides of people’s eyes, specifically the retina. The retina lines the back wall of the eye and is responsible for our detailed vision.  My imaging of the retina provides the  doctors with crucial information that allows them to diagnose and treat retinal … Read More

via Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night

Japanese Robot Creepiness (via Webner House)

Posted in Science with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2010 by Mj Rains

This is creepiness to my wit’s end….

Japanese Robot Creepiness The Japanese seem to be leading the world in robotics, and in particular in attempts to develop an android — that is, a robot that possesses human features. One of the latest ventures in that regard is the Telenoid R1, created by a professor at Osaka University.  Oddly, it is marketed as a kind of telecommunications tool.  The concept is that people will respond to the eye and head movements of the android and communicate more effectively and na … Read More

via Webner House

Blue Icebergs?

Posted in Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2010 by Mj Rains

In South America????

Off the southern coast of Chile these mammoth freaks of nature can be found, if you can believe it.  A cruise here would be fascinating.  It is said that these large chunks of ice have broken off from a glacier near the Northern Patagonia fields, about 3,000 miles from the South Pole, and can be viewed from a national park in the lower tip of Chile.  There is no supernatural mystery to the beautiful color of this ice.  The blue glow results from a long cycle (for centuries) of freezing and melting that makes the frozen snow dense and airless.  Scientifically speaking: “Molecules of compacted ice crystal absorb red light, which has a long wavelength, and reflect only the shorter wavelength, blue.”  Unfortunately, we have a limited time in viewing this surreal phenomena of nature.  The recent climate changes have doubled the melting rate.  By 2030 these babies will be nothing more than tiny ice cubes that we’ll be able to float in a drinking glass.

Trick or Treat: the Neurophone

Posted in Science with tags , , , , on March 10, 2009 by Mj Rains

neurophThis bugger sells for $529.oo over at Amazon and is evidently a kind of super-learning device popular with some uber-spirituals I’ve read about.  It’s uses include: relaxation, increased learning potential, increased concentration and focus, and increased audio sensation.  The whole premise of how it works is the disturbing thing. 

Dr. Patrick Flanagen was a child prodigy in electronics, chemistry and physics.  He discovered an entirely new way to transmit sound into the human brain with his invention, the neurophone.

As a teenager Dr. Flanagen “was listed as one of the top scientists in the 1960s.  Among his many inventions was this device called the Neurophone – an electronic instrument that can successfully program suggestions directly through contact with the skin.  When he attempted to patent the device, the government demanded that he prove it worked.  When he did, the National Security Agency confiscated the neurophone.  It took Dr. Flanagen two years of legal battles to get his invention back. 

In using the device, you don’t hear or see a thing: it is applied to the skin, which the doctor claims is the source of special senses.  The skin contains more sensors for heat, touch, pain, vibration, and electrical fields than any other part of the human anatomy.

In one of his tests, Dr. Flanagen conducted two identical seminars for a military audience – one seminar one night and one the next…When the first group proved to be very cool and unwilling to respond, Patrick spent the next day making a special tape to play at the second seminar.  The tape instructed the audience to be extremely warm and responsive and for their hands to become “tingly”.  The tape was played through the neurophone, which was connected to a wire he placed along the ceiling of the room.  There were no speakers, so no sound could be heard, yet the message was successfully transmitted from that wire directly into the brains  of the audience.  They were warm and receptive, their hands tingled and they responded, according to the programming.”  (other responses could not be mentioned in this article.)

It boggles the mind in considering the many manipulative uses this devise could have on unsuspecting people.  How can one be sure it is programmed for what it was purchased for?

Source: The Battle For Your Mind by Dick Sutphen via The Future is Yours

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