In this month’s Wired magazine there’s an article that talks about research being done to make a pill that would potentially selectively erase traumatic memories in the case of severe events. It would block a specific protein that is used in recall. The article goes into great detail as to how this supposed to work so I have included a link to it so people can form their own opinions.
My own personal opinion is that I wouldn’t trust it.. I feel that there would still be something unconscious there, something residual, but you wouldn’t know why. Like when you suppress a memory.. which to my mind it is worse not knowing why you might feel something, than remembering and knowing why.
However, to be clear they don’t say anything like that in the article. It is just a feeling that I got when reading it. Obviously they would have to do more research and long-term studies to really know for sure.
I would be interested in hearing people’s thoughts on this cause it is a thought provoking subject..
Here is the link: “The Forgetting Pill,” Wired, March 2012