Thursday, April 9, 2009

Delete bad memory

A couple of months back I watched this movie - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ( interesting title huh ?) Its a '04 American film which uses the elements of science fiction to explore the nature of memory and love.The plot revolves around Joel & Clementine who fall out of love with each other after two years of relationship.Clementine then comes across the service of Lacuna , led by a doc that claims to to be able to erase all specific memories from a person's mind.Clementine erases Joel from her mind.

The particular part of erasing memory wouldn't be sci-fi anymore.

Few days back I read this article in TOI -'Researchers in Brooklyn have recently accomplished comparable feats with a single dose of an experimental drug delivered to areas of the brain critical for holding specific types of memory ,like emotional associations, spatial knowledge or motor skills.The drug blocks the activity of a substance that the brain apparently needs to retain much of its learned information.So far , the research has been done only on animals.( Researchers succeeded in erasing a learned memory in rats with a single doze of an experimental drug called ZIP) But scientists say this memory system is likely to work almost identically in people.'

Hmm there's a saying fiction is inspired from real-life.This looks like real-life inspired from fiction.

I'm amazed how both real-life & fiction co-relate each other.Of how , what one imagines is ultimately manifested by someone else some or the other time in a little different but typical form.


  1. Funny plot..I can't digest it..
    Surviving a break up now seems to be a lot more easier :P

    How reliable is the research?

  2. Reliability..umm well we'll know of that only when the drug's available for human use bcoz right now they've experimented only on animals.

    yup does sound like a funny plot..but the movie is pretty palpable.
    lol break up wld be easier to get over but I think it will majorly help people who've undergone a mental torture. :)


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