Drug Shows Promise In Erasing Bad Memories
Haha -- I'm about to erase the f*** outta Monday!
Meytrapone, a drug traditionally used
recreationally to diagnose adrenal insufficiency, is now showing promise as a negative memory "forgetter" when taken soon after a negative event. Ugh, BUT I WANT TO ERASE IT ALL.
"Metyrapone is a drug that significantly decreases the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that is involved in memory recall," explained lead author Marie-France Marin, a doctoral student.
Manipulating cortisol close to the time of forming new memories can decrease the negative emotions that may be associated with them, the researchers said.
"The results show that when we decrease stress hormone levels at the time of recall of a negative event, we can impair the memory for this negative event with a long-lasting effect," said Sonia Lupien, Ph.D., who directed the research.
Hey, let me know if you need another test subject. Too late -- I just ordered some from a Mexican pharmacy! *downing handful*
Oh man, where am I? Is this...my diary?
I don't know who I am or where I am but I feel...cleansed. Like a freshly douched vagina or something. *vomiting* Whoever I am, it looks like I had nothing but gummi worms for breakfast. Hold on -- there's instructions tattooed on my arm. "GEEKOLOGIE 4 LIFE". Holy shit -- I'm dating a dude named Geekologie.
The Drug Metyrapone to Erase Bad Memories? [psychcentral]
Thanks to bb, who has a pair of truly unforgettable tits. Don't worry, I can say that because I know her -- intimately.