THE INQUISITION LIVES

Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The InquisitionInquisitio Haereticae Pravitatis (inquiry on heretical perversity), was the “fight against heretics” by several institutions within the justice system of the Roman Catholic Church. It started in the12th century, with the introduction of torture in the persecution of heresy.   Inquisition practices were used also on offences against canon law other than heresy.    Before 1100, the Catholic Church had already suppressed heresy, usually through a system of ecclesiastical proscription or imprisonment, but without using torture and seldom resorting to executions. Such punishments had a number of ecclesiastical opponents, although some countries punished heresy with the death penalty.

In the 12th century, to counter the spread of Catharism, prosecution of heretics by secular governments became more frequent. The Church charged councils composed of bishops and archbishops with establishing inquisitions (see Episcopal Inquisition). The first Inquisition was established in Languedoc (south of France) in 1184.  In the 13th century, Pope Gregory IX (reigned 1227–1241) assigned the duty of carrying out inquisitions to the Dominican Order. They used inquisitorial procedures, a legal practice common at that time. They judged heresy alone, using the local authorities to establish a tribunal and to prosecute heretics. After 1200, a Grand Inquisitor headed each Inquisition. Grand Inquisitions persisted until the mid 19th century. — (Wikipedia.org)

FALSE MEMORIES ARE REAL

Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Total-Recall-2012-vs-1990-vs-1966

If you read the book ALIEN INTERVIEW, you know that humans on Earth are given amnesia and false memories between each incarnation or lifetime. ALIEN INTERVIEW, edited by Lawrence R. SpencerThanks to modern “science”, we may soon be implanted with MORE FALSE MEMORIES while we are sleeping!  Earth “scientists” have now demonstrated (using laboratory mice) that they can make us all feel “happy” about being imprisoned on Earth.  Remember the films “Total Recall” from 1990 or 2012?  The “science” in these so-called “science fiction” films will soon to become what we call “reality”.  In other words, you may be “happy”, but you won’t know who you are, where you are, when you are, why you are, or what is or isn’t real.

Read the article below, and the links to other articles on the subject published in The Guardian

“Researchers at CRNS (click here to see a list of the Global Corporations who fund the research done at The National Center for Scientific Research) in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression. Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.

In the study, positive feelings about a particular place were artificially written into the animal’s memory, which caused them to seek out that place in search of a reward when they woke up. The discovery that emotional memory can be readily manipulated has echoes of the the film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, in which Jim Carey’s character has every recollection about his failed relationship wiped clean using a fictional mind-reading technology.

The scientists say that the findings could pave the way for new treatments that would allow patients to overcome depression or deeply entrenched painful memories. Karim Benchenane, the neuroscientist who led the research at the CNRS in Paris, said: “The idea is to use this as a tool for post-traumatic stress disorder.”

Steve Ramirez, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is also working on memory manipulation, described the research as a “technical tour-de-force”. He said: “It demonstrates a little bit of mastery over how the brain works. “In future it should be possible to dampen the punch of traumatic memories in people.”

memory master image-1409150120327In the study, scientists implanted two electrodes in the brains of mice – one in a region of the hippocampus, the brain’s memory centre, involved in mapping locations and the second one in the brain’s reward centre.

In both mice and humans, our environment is physically mapped out in the brain by so-called “place cells”, which light up like coordinates on a grid as we move through space. The scientists picked a particular place cell neuron and observed which location it related to in real-life as the mouse roamed around a large exploration area.

During sleep, mice typically replay these sequences of place cell activity – effectively their memory replaying where they have been during waking hours.  The scientists rigged up the electrodes, such that during sleep, whenever the target place cell became active it triggered the delivery of a reward stimulation in the second electrode.
Advertisement

Although the memory of the place was initially neutral, during its sleep, the mouse learned to associate it with something positive happening.

“When they woke up the mouse went straight to that place as though it was waiting for a reward,” said Benchenane.

The study demonstrates what we subjectively know to be true — that the factual content of our memories and the emotional content are stored in different brain centres and can be changed independently.

false_memory-e1342143637727Benchenane believes the findings could be the basis for a non-invasive tool for memory manipulation in humans. Rather than electrodes, functional MRI scans could be used to identify when a person is replaying a specific memory during sleep, he suggested.

However, the authors said they would be cautious about rushing to try and test this in PTSD patients. “It might be extremely dangerous to get a reward for something fearful,” he said.

Ramirez agreed that in future, the findings could have clinical applications. “The big thing technologically is we don’t have a good non-invasive way of manipulating brain activity. One day it should be possible though,” he said.”

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/mar/09/rodent-recall-false-but-happy-memories-implanted-in-sleeping-mice

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/jul/25/false-memory-implanted-mouse-brain