KICK ZIPPY TO THE CURB AND FORGET HIM
Prescription for Peace and Quiet
Can you imagine that one day you could just take a little pill and forget all about someone who has done you wrong? Like taking a Tylenol after one too many drinks – poof! and all is well? The real morning after pill! Grudges and revenge be damned – amnesia is the new answer! That is what might be on the horizon as researchers are working on a drug called PKM.
Like it never happened!
No matter you were dating for years, months or a few days, break-ups bring a lot of pain and are hard to survive. Reviewing all the extra effort, money and time spent, the giving, loving, and helping without return – it just isn’t productive or healthy. Stop grieving and shedding tears over the past, prepare yourself for what lies ahead – all with just a little pill.
So far, researchers haven’t figured out exactly how the brain works, especially the female brain. The diagram above shows a summary of what they have found so far. Apparently phone skill center is enlarging (thanks iphone 4s), encroaching on the commitment need center so more women are committed to their cell phone than a man. I have heard women say, “heck, it vibrates” why do I need a man? I don’t think this brain diagram is right actually, because women’s memory center has to be huge – they never forget when men do something wrong, and I don’t see memory center listed anywhere. Where is memory stored anyway? We know the pathways that the brain uses to store and retrieve memories, but which cells contain the thought? We lose cells every day, yet we retain our long term memory….hmm?
You can forget the walk of shame!
New Option! Stay overnight, maybe even have crazy (safe) sex, then walk home the next morning in the clothes you wore out the night before, and then take a pill and forget it ever happened! The walk of shame will be no more! We don’t know it all about memory storage, but neuroscientists reports that injecting a drug that blocks an enzyme called protein kinase Mzeta (PKMzeta) into the cerebral cortex of rats makes the animals forget a meal that made them sick weeks earlier. I think some restaurants may want to put this pill on their dessert menus. I have eaten some forgettable meals – that’s for sure, and if you have ever gotten food poisoning – it is hard to ever eat that food again…escargot – never again for me. And for those who wonder about the rat/human thing, remember many men are very similar to rats and so the data can be extrapolated with confidence.
Pretty Pedal Power
Have you heard the expression, “it’s just like riding a bike” implying that even if you kind of forgot how to do something, it will come right back? Well, researchers have identified a key nerve cell in the brain that controls the formation of memories for motor skills such as riding a bicycle, skiing or eating with chop sticks. They found these molecular layer interneurons that transform the electrical signals into a language that can be laid down as a memory in other parts of the brain. I wonder if PKM will make people forget how to do things? That might not be good.
Freak Warning – Another Date Rape Drug?
Could be dangerous!
Can you imagine how the date rape drug perverts might use a drug that erases memory permanently like PKM? It is horrifying to hear stories of the drug called Rohypnol (Roofie) which causes 8 – 12 hours of total amnesia, and women and men waking up not knowing what happened to them. It is really important not to accept drinks from others, or leave your drink unattended for even a second, for there are predators out there looking to take advantage. Also, girls stick together and don’t let a stranger who offers to take one of your friends home who is way too drunk for how much they consumed, leave with them. This pill is 10 times stronger than valium, so 20 minutes after they take it they are really woozy. It combines with the alchohol and really causes loss of coordination, and ability to know what is happening.
Time for Selective Forgetting,
Dr. Darrin Frye, MD