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  1. #1 Why no medical "cure" for unconscious mind? 
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    The topic name is not chosen the best, but however...

    We know that the individual has a brain(should be clear). We know that this brain can "store" information unconsciously, and sometimes there is a trauma, which has no good effect on the individual.
    Now, we also know that everything the body is, is biochemistry.
    There are medics against a large range of diseases. There are medics which influence the brain.
    Now...why is there no medic which "releases" a traumatic incident, so that people could be cured much easier by a hidden memory within the brain?

    Why is there not such a "medicine" (I don't know if this term is appropriate here), that lets us remember an incident we "forgot" (we are not aware of it anymore), and thus causes troubles?

    If the brain is only and only biochemistry?


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    medicines that mess with your brain always cause adverse effects because

    1. few peoples brains are alike in type
    2. Few react the same way
    3. a simple pill cannot change the brain in a stable way
    4. Pills usually cause what they are supposed to fix

    I could go on, but you get the idea. The only and BEST way it should be done, is naturally.


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    @Jeremy:

    Medics would be natural, since it's chemistry - like our body. :wink:

    4. Pills usually cause what they are supposed to fix
    Lol...then my aspirin is the cause of my headache?

    But I get what you meant with the other ones!
    But why does not one single pill change it?
    If it has the right ingredients?
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    Every time you remember a memory you have recreated it form scratch... It isn't saved in your memory like a file or anything, you need to recreate it and your memory will change however small every time. The thing is no one really knows how we store and recollect memories.
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    the placeable pill can fix near as many headaches. the idea you have fixed a problem may be what fixed it, not the pill at all. along this line any fix for a problem, narcotic or not can become addictive. if your really feel a glass of wine will make you sleep, that glass of wine missed will cause a sleepless night. suggestive thought in hypnosis requires the desire to begin with and may in time be a remedy for many brain created problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psynapse
    Every time you remember a memory you have recreated it form scratch... It isn't saved in your memory like a file or anything, you need to recreate it and your memory will change however small every time. The thing is no one really knows how we store and recollect memories.
    this is way out of my field, but i do know on occasion, i will think i know something and with some thought i recall it. name association is based on this which should infer something is stored. dementia affiliated with regressive memory also infers a store process as any normal recollection of fact near impossible. just my opinion....
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    If the question is why can science not pin-point an exact memory and target that specific cell or network of cells that have encapsulate that memory, than maybe you do not give the brain enough credibility in its complexity. Exactly how a memory forms is still a mystery to scientist; we understand that each part of our brain play a role in memory, and that certain memories (for whatever reason) get stored in different regions based on their relevance to your brain biochemistry and stimulus in which they had on you. In some way they believe a memory is the alteration in the plasticity of neuronal tissue, another words it changes its overall biochemical cellular state in response to the stimulus in which you received. Now that’s about as far as my understanding goes, however if you understand this, than maybe it is conceivable that you could tailor medicine to target those cells. If you have changed the physical nature of the cells than maybe there are markers on those cells that could be targeted by pharmaceuticals to destroy or inhibit those memories. As for retrieving them... well that’s another story , if you have trouble doing so than it might not be the cells which are not intact, but a mechanism that retrieves those memories that may be off. Just some ideas from a neuroscience perspective.
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