Scientists erase mice memories - soldiers next

4 November 2008 you thought that jamais vu was a pen trick reserved for Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith on the big screen with a fancy "Neuralizer", you better think again, before you forget.

Wired Magazine recently published an article on the Military investigating 'Amnesia Beams'.

Here's a quote from the article:

A team of scientists from the United States and China announced last week that, for the first time, they had found a means of selectively and safely erasing memories in mice, using the signaling molecule αCaMKII. It's a big step forward, and one that will be of considerable interest to the military, which has devoted efforts to memory manipulation as a means of treating post-traumatic stress disorder. But some military research has moved in another direction entirely.

I didn't really read through the entire article as I already have in built capabilities of selective memory, but the words 'microwave' and 'mililtary' were mentioned a few times.

Let's just hope that in 5 years, before they make you forget Men In Black-style, our microwaves will still have a safety switch to avoid any unwarranted brain frying activity.

[Wired] / Photo: Columbia Pictures

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