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MIT Finds Cure for Fear

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Male, 18-29, Asia
 598 Posts
Wednesday, September 05, 2007 7:40:07 PM
Personally I think its good idea.

You have to realize fear is good, but it can also inhibit you from doing things that aren't really dangerous. In extreme chances if your unlucky they are.

Because you have no fear, doesn't mean you will become instantly stupid. Such as, people are afraid of guns and people shooting them. Ok, we remove that fear, you still know "Someone shooting a gun at me = death" But because you have no fear syndrome, you can actively think without being inhibited and make a smarter decision on how to react and get away. It does not mean your going to charge face first into the guy to stop him.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2000 Posts
Tuesday, July 24, 2007 4:58:43 PM
hurray!!!finally a way to get rid of my worse fear! THE TERRIFYING MAKE-UP!!!!!

Female, 18-29, Western US
 350 Posts
Friday, July 20, 2007 6:19:30 PM
I wonder what the side effects are, but other than that, it can't be that bad unless people start screwing around with it. This stuff is supposed to only remedy memories associated with fear rather than the fear itself. So no painful and traumatic past to recall = no painful and traumatic past to fear...or something like that. Would probably be pretty useful for crippling fears.

Male, 13-17, Europe
 315 Posts
Friday, July 20, 2007 5:30:43 PM
sounds good, I bet there are tons of side effects on humans tho!

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3 Posts
Friday, July 20, 2007 4:36:08 PM
Actually, that was not sarcasm. Sorry if you took that wrong. Out of all the comments yours was the only one to show that you actually read the article. Everyone else I can tell read the first 2 paragraphs, became alarmed, then commented away without having any idea what they were commenting on.

Male, 13-17, Europe
 87 Posts
Friday, July 20, 2007 2:15:52 PM
-.- sarcasm is not your strong point mjboone. And if we start insulting eachother this thread will just turn into another flamewar like all the other Imbored comment threads.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3 Posts
Friday, July 20, 2007 6:29:38 AM
wow, blipflip, you are the first person to realize that. Actually, it is a cure for learned anything.

Male, 13-17, Europe
 87 Posts
Friday, July 20, 2007 5:10:52 AM
I just realised something : none of us read the article enough. It's a cure for LEARNED fear. So we'd still be afraid of things that we should be afraid of IE; this would not turn soldiers into "robots" ( HM7380 ). But it would help those with mental conditions for whom fear is a basic part of life.

"Remarkably, inhibiting Cdk5 facilitated extinction of learned fear in mice,"

I don't think there's actually that much to worry about.

Female, 18-29, Southern US
 1976 Posts
Friday, July 20, 2007 3:43:28 AM
That's kind of neat. But isn't fear necessary? It's another emotion of ours. We have it because it's important. Such as the "fight or flight" reaction when in the face of danger.

Female, 13-17, Midwest US
 23 Posts
Friday, July 20, 2007 12:42:49 AM
This better be tightly regulated. It looks one of those thing that's such a fantastic idea, but than blows up in everybody's face. Like the atom bomb, or DDT.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1430 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2007 10:21:31 PM
Always wonder how far we can go into changing a person - if we have enough control over a brain, we can do anything.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 15 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2007 9:10:58 PM
blah blah blah my dad's a scientist, blah blah I have 62 degrees in blah and I can tell you for certain that blah blah blah.


Male, 18-29, Western US
 123 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2007 8:54:12 PM
I hope they get it on the market soon....or my crippling social anxiety shall get the best of me.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1704 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2007 8:19:26 PM
people need fear tho.
as long as its used moderately.
which i dont think it will be.

Female, 40-49, Western US
 2243 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2007 8:17:09 PM
I would only use this so I could go on roller coasters. All my friends and family have all the fun while I sit around and wait *sigh*

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 1467 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2007 7:09:46 PM
Why dont they cure something more useful like cancer?
Waste of time and money for something that doesnt need curing...unless ur stupid and afraid of balloons and pickles like some people

Male, 18-29, Western US
 359 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2007 6:55:10 PM
I think Id hit that drug.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 2479 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2007 6:26:14 PM

Female, 13-17, Europe
 1005 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2007 5:28:57 PM
Like good old Steve Irwin said,"Fear keeps us alive."

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2007 4:34:36 PM
Ok Ok Ok. I am working on my degree in neuropsychology and have know about this stuff for a while now. This stuff will not make you fearless by any means. It is not dangerous and if it got into the wrong hands almost nothing would happen. It is not a drug that gives you some kind of high where you would think you are invincible. Not even close. This is a protien destabilizer that prevents memories from forming and takes away the emotional content from a memory if the drug is taken while recalling a emotional memory. If people abused it they would just forget what they did while they were on it, but they wouldnt do anything out of the ordinary for themselves anyway. The person who wrote this article should have picked a better title. One that isnt incredibly misleading. Either that or they should leave the neuroscience to neuroscientists.

Female, 18-29, Western US
 222 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2007 4:32:00 PM
Ironically, this sounds really really scary.

Female, 13-17, Midwest US
 97 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2007 4:09:46 PM
A small amount of people might find some of this and overdose and then that's when teh thigns start to happen but if you read this clearly-- it's quite a great discovery and find.

This can help those with life-affecting phobias and horriable pasts. And those that are back from duty in the military that have been severely and mentally affected permenantly.

So this is a good thing if used correctly and if it doesn't get out of control.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 2719 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2007 3:58:06 PM
Now if they could just find a cure for my gigantically endowed twig & berries.

Male, 13-17, Western US
 27 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2007 3:24:42 PM
I do not see this drug killing people. I see people killing themselves and others. When someone really pushes you to your limits, what keeps you from bashing in their skull with the nearest blunt object? fear of prison, fear of consequences and fear of retribution. This will make the world a much more dangerous and unpredictable place when you don't know what the person next to you will do to get something without fearing consequences.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 715 Posts
Thursday, July 19, 2007 2:34:41 PM
what the hell...fear is a part of the human nature! it shouldnt be eliminated! pretty soon theyre going to start finding cures for all kinds of other emotions, until we are just a bunch of mindless zombies...i knew it...

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