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(Chicago Trib)   New neurons result in erased memories   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 42
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2014-05-18 01:29:40 PM
My preferred method:

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2014-05-18 01:30:14 PM
I saw this in an episode of Married With Children.
 
2014-05-18 01:30:19 PM
That explains what happened last week.
 
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2014-05-18 01:33:59 PM
Or, hitting your head on the coffee table, or getting the shiat beat out of you for throwing a tantrum causes mild brain trauma that results in the inability to form memories during that time span.
 
2014-05-18 01:35:51 PM
So when we learn to stimulate the growth of new neurons to help heal the brain (or for other reasons) we could erase a bunch of the patients' memories.
 
2014-05-18 01:43:11 PM
OK, I've got to stop eating mouse brains.
 
2014-05-18 01:46:18 PM
We secretly replaced this cat's neurons with new Folger's neurons.  Let's see if he notices.

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2014-05-18 01:46:36 PM
I remember a time where various versions of this would have been posted a dozen times by now.

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2014-05-18 01:53:03 PM
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Approves..
 
2014-05-18 01:55:40 PM
Can you purchase new neurons wholesale?
 
2014-05-18 01:58:52 PM
Tin foil hats ain't gonna do jack about that
 
2014-05-18 02:00:25 PM

Fano: Can you purchase new neurons wholesale?


Try Costco. Next to the frozen shrimp.
 
2014-05-18 02:00:54 PM
There's a lot of exciting things going on in neuroscience. This along with the crude images generated from brain scans, it wouldn't surprise me if in 100 years we find a way to give people complete access to their memory or even passing memories from one brain to another.
 
2014-05-18 02:05:04 PM
The brain constantly knows the total volume of neurons(and predicts for them ala phantom limb), so how would new ones cause memories to erase?

This is why I don't go to school.
 
2014-05-18 02:08:25 PM

FunkOut: Fano: Can you purchase new neurons wholesale?

Try Costco. Next to the frozen shrimp.


How in the world does Costco get by freezing small people?
 
2014-05-18 02:16:07 PM

Mugato: I remember a time where various versions of this would have been posted a dozen times by now.


If it makes you feel better, I almost posted that picture
 
2014-05-18 02:20:58 PM
Sorry. I'd buy it in the context of infancy, but saying that the resulting increase in neurogenesis following exercises precipitates "forgetting" is just implausible.

This paper really isn't being taken seriously by people in the field. Nature/Science are often glamour journals, and this is a hot field right now. It's a flashy hypothesis, and their inter-species stuff is cool, but it's flimsy at best.
 
2014-05-18 02:29:37 PM

taurusowner: There's a lot of exciting things going on in neuroscience. This along with the crude images generated from brain scans, it wouldn't surprise me if in 100 years we find a way to give people complete access to their memory or even passing memories from one brain to another.


Although a laborious process, writing things down in detail accomplishes that already. Over 100 years ago, it was a surprisingly common thing to do.

I suspect that gaining complete access to my memories would be like getting to know a whole other person, perhaps several.
I once read some papers I wrote in college, and wondered admiringly at the many things that my past self used to know.
I've been watching old movies that I remembered loving in High School, gasping in enraptured surprise at all of them.
Now, nobody believes me when I say I've seen a movie before. Even if I can quote it. Other movies I can't remember at all.
It happens with magazines too. I think I'll only need a six-month supply of Readers Digest to enjoy new stimuli daily for the rest of my life.
 
2014-05-18 02:31:30 PM

Mugato: I remember a time where various versions of this would have been posted a dozen times by now.

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You are old.

Someone who saw that movie in the theater when they were seven would be able to drink now.
 
2014-05-18 02:32:58 PM
And I forgot what I came here to post.   Stupid hangover.

I once forgot my bank PIN for almost a month after a night of heavy drinking.  It was just... gone.

I guess alcohol creates neurons?
 
2014-05-18 02:35:50 PM

sendtodave: And I forgot what I came here to post.   Stupid hangover.

I once forgot my bank PIN for almost a month after a night of heavy drinking.  It was just... gone.

I guess alcohol creates neurons?


Aaaannnd favorited!
 
2014-05-18 02:39:06 PM

HaywoodJablonski: Mugato: I remember a time where various versions of this would have been posted a dozen times by now.

If it makes you feel better, I almost posted that picture


That's ok, it got old.
 
2014-05-18 02:41:54 PM

Fano: Can you purchase new neurons wholesale?


Afraid not, they've all been recalled.
 
2014-05-18 02:52:20 PM
Wut?
 
2014-05-18 03:10:23 PM
Hunh?
 
2014-05-18 03:21:17 PM
I wonder if the human brain in the least is capable of supporting a phantom astrocyte thoughtwave pattern, and if that means it might be able to literally talk and relate to certain phenotypical GI tracts, or even store even more memories in a more distorted pattern.
 
2014-05-18 03:22:13 PM
Also, that might be where ghosts and powerline myths come from, plausibly...
 
2014-05-18 03:44:54 PM
I didn't know that!
 
2014-05-18 04:10:16 PM
Stop drinking neurons.

And for you fatties, stop eating thyroid! Big bones too!
 
2014-05-18 04:11:24 PM
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2014-05-18 04:14:47 PM
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"Do what now?"
 
2014-05-18 04:18:09 PM

Fark like a Barsoomian: Fano: Can you purchase new neurons wholesale?

Afraid not, they've all been recalled.


We can remember that for you.
 
2014-05-18 04:24:29 PM
Then by god, my skull must be on the brink of exploding under the pressure of all the memories I keep forgetting.
 
2014-05-18 04:28:03 PM
Alcohol has been known to man for a while, now.

There's a local Irish pub with a sign above the bar that says, "If you're drinking to forget, please pay in advance."
 
2014-05-18 04:47:58 PM

Madman drummers bummers: My preferred method:

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Neuron bomb?
 
2014-05-18 05:28:56 PM

uber humper: Madman drummers bummers: My preferred method:

[korsvodka.com image 540x224]

Neuron bomb?


Nah, more like a table saw or a grinder on an oil drum
 
2014-05-18 05:31:43 PM
That is, unless there's no muscle/balance coordination pathways in the thought, I would guess, plus theres different neurons and their different responsitivity frequencies...
 
2014-05-18 06:12:46 PM
So the reason I can't remember anything is because I'm getting smrter. That's what I got out of the article.
 
2014-05-18 06:18:43 PM

big pig peaches: So the reason I can't remember anything is because I'm getting smrter. That's what I got out of the article.


Not necessarily, if you were literally psychopathical/maniacal(or repressed bipolar/nonmedicated), you could just be hiding things for you to find later in your dreams, for you to drop more 'psychologic' shells and be even more emotionally detached or rage-pronely volatile, depending on societal interlace. Also you could be partially hiding them for you to find later in dreams and remember and put back away for even longer, plausibly giving you vampire-cancer that you get as you go beyond your original projection of your own lifetimes metabolic growth rhythms.
 
2014-05-18 06:21:47 PM
brain cancer. for vampires. that's what that should've been, because obviously vampires don't exist except in an ironic, comedian-information sense.
 
2014-05-19 10:43:02 AM
I remember now...I don't remember yesterday...I just remember doing what
they told me...
 
2014-05-19 03:14:58 PM
Pssht! Wolverine has known this for more than a century.  Although he forgets it fairly often.
 
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