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Why am I not comforted by this news?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/erase-memories-1.4186191

Not a great way to start my morning. Or anyone else's, I suspect.

Date: 2017-07-04 12:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seawasp
Oh, don't worry, Citizen, we can deal with that for you. See? You don't remember this article. Or this reply!

Yeah, the cheerful text doesn't fit with the creepiness of the idea.

Date: 2017-07-04 03:02 pm (UTC)
doc_paradise: (Default)
From: [personal profile] doc_paradise
>Why am I not comforted by this news?

Because it is bad science reporting?

Date: 2017-07-05 08:19 pm (UTC)
doc_paradise: (Default)
From: [personal profile] doc_paradise
I've been following some of the research into PTSD memory relief and cutting of associations. I'm pretty positive about it.

I have some problems with this article's title, it seems more than a little like misrepresentation of the actual science. I also frown on the fact that they didn't go into why memory issues in trauma and ptsd are such a problem (they are a big problem) and instead compared it to a sci-fi movie.

I also have some major issues with them using an "expert" that believes that ptsd is a good thing because it leads to growth. As far as I'm concerned, "experts" that suggest that can go fuck themselves. It is functionally equivalent to saying that we shouldn't "cure" poverty because it encourages people not to be lazy.

Date: 2017-07-04 04:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thetimesink
I read SciFi.

I am not comforted...

Date: 2017-07-04 05:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] moon_custafer
Curious whether this is a misreporting of or a separate line of research from one I'd been hearing about, which involved retaining the traumatic memory but dampening the emotional immediacy of it.

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