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Memorizing stuff via "non-harmful mini-traumas"

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J. Nikola
J. Nikola May 25, 2021
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I was thinking about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and I realized that the PTDS patients don't visualize, feel and re-experience traumatic situations and feelings out of nowhere. They often need a stimulus to be reminded about the specific situation. The stimulus could be a sound, a smell, a situation, or a complex mix of various factors.

What if we could use this mechanism of "stimulated memory come back" to learn and memorize loads of information and have them available when specific stimuli are applied?

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For example, on every slide of the human anatomy presentation, there is a different visual or audio signature. It could be even specific ultrasound or another neuro stimulus. The sign provokes the non-harmful mini-stress, which activates the brain in a way similar to PTSD trauma and the slide gets "stuck" in your brain, while the signature gets remembered by your phone/electronic device (inlcuding keywords). The moment when you want to remember what was on the slide, you replay the specific signature via a keyword and the memory comes back like you lived through it just a minute ago!
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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarnia year ago
There might be a limit to how much a person can remember even during/ after stress. Also, it may be acute. If we use it for a longer duration (during an entire presentation) or frequently (every day), it might not give the same desired effect. It might even cause additional problems due to the force-feeding of memory. We may have to choose what is more important and then "engrave" only that much into the memory.
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Darko Savic
Darko Savica year ago
Could the right cocktail of neurotransmitters be micro-administered alongside every important piece of information you consume? Maybe in the form of a drop, a nasal spray, or something along these lines. If something scares us to death we never forget it. We probably never forget anything that elicits extreme feelings.
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J. Nikola
J. Nikolaa year ago
Darko Savic Yes, I was thinking about anything that could interfere with the memory building process, which includes sensitization of all kinds, signal transduction, etc.
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Darko Savic
Darko Savica year ago
This scene immediately comes to mind https://youtu.be/r1WjkITur08
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