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2016-01-23 22:51:01 Post No. 7805287
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Hear me out, /sci/ I got a bit of wacky theory that I just came up while I was in light pre-sleeping mode. I thought this through while in this state of semi sleep and went through my entire life's memory.
Modern neuroscience tells us that our memory is fallible and change over time. They also tell us that our memories are formed via specific unique signals. Our personalities are result of culmination of what our memories have shaped us into. Our fears, knowledge, joys, taste, etc are all based on memory.
What if we can change the memory of a person with special signals tools that is played back when a person is recalling their past memory and then have a new set of memory attached to a new signal? Obvious issues I see is how someone would be able to easily change that. I think a deep introspection during semi-sleep/drowzy mind would be ideal testing ground for that. As for the tools, it could a auditory/visual cue played with new sets of memory thats being fed to the test subject. Something like a mp3 player would work. For example, playing some war noise like machine gun, people crying/screaming while someone is in deep state of recalling their past memory and then in the background, another voice (test subject's own per-recorded voice) is narrating a new war memory.
Obviously the the more subtle the memory change, the higher chance this might work out fine. Still what's the feasibility of such an experiment?