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Mind Control With Light

July 30, 2012 by  

Mind Control With Light
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Optogenetics is a state-of-the-art method for making connections between brain activity and behavior.

Research reported recently in Current Biology says that scientists have successfully developed a method of mind control by using pulses of light to alter behavior in monkeys. The researchers say the method could also be used on humans.

The researchers say the findings represent a key advance for optogenetics, a state-of-the-art method for making connections between brain activity and behavior. Based on the discovery, similar light-based mind control could likely also be made to work in humans for therapeutic and other purposes.

“We are the first to show that optogenetics can alter the behavior of monkeys,” says Wim Vanduffel of Massachusetts General Hospital and KU Leuven Medical School. “This opens the door to use of optogenetics at a large scale in primate research and to start developing optogenetic-based therapies for humans.”

During the process, the researchers make brain neurons respond to light through the insertion of light-sensitive genes derived from particular microbial organisms. Earlier studies had primarily validated this method for use in invertebrates and rodents. But the latest study opens the doors for the process to be used on humans.

The researchers say that the process could have important clinical applications in treating Parkinson’s disease, addiction, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other neurological conditions. It will also broaden the understanding of human mind control.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    I AM NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT CONTROLLING MY MIND. OPTOGENETIC RESEARCH IS JUST THAT – RESEARCH. PEOPLE BECOME HYSTERICAL OVER RESEARCH-”TRAILBLAZING” WHICH WILL NEVER BE REALIZED IN OUR LIFETIME.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1729911816 David McCall

      I truly hope that was your attempt at sarcasm because if you really do think that way then you are showing no concern at all for your grand children and great grand children who could be the victims of corrupt governmental mind control. God knows that we have far too many people whose minds are already controlled through the propaganda being spread by the progressive press and government agencies.

      • rawise

        Never trust anyone who trusts the gov’t.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “David McCall,”

        MAKING IN-ROADS IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SHOULD BE HANDLED BY THE LIVING GENERATION WHEN THAT RESEARCH BECOMES A TANGIBLE REALITY.
        I CAN NOT HOLD MY GRANDPARENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE 2012-STATE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, IF THE FUTURE EXISTENCE FOR SUCH TECHNOLOGY NEVER CROSSED THEIR MINDS.

        THIS ARTICLE WAS DESIGNED FOR “SCI-FI” FANS.

    • Rocky Night

      Anyone without the capacity to press the “caplocks” button is already under mind control.
      Sadly he is lost to us. : (
      *slight sarcasm to Mr.Caplock*

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  • Peter

    I am a lighting director, have been for 40 years. I know full well that I can create anything I want to create around any artist or event I am employed to enhace. From the time of the first movie and live stage shows, it has been common knowledge that we who play with light can do whatever we wish with peoples’ minds. In current times, and in conjuction with our brothers and sisters in audio and video land, we hold the true power over every phantasmagorical image you’ve ever held in your mind, and we can mold it to our every whim and design.
    Look at the Olympics opening cermeony for an example. We can make you feel and experience anything we want to, in real time, right here, right now.
    There is a difference for some of us though.
    For some of us, as much as this may seem to be a masturbatory statement, we actually care about the truth of our creations in light and sound.
    For some of us, we want to make this world a better place, where people of all ages can join together and make each other happy without raping the world or each other, and to truly bring hope to the lives of our children.
    I may be laboring with a lost hope, but I will never give up, because He who holds my life and my soul impels me to do what He has designed for this world.
    Like it or hate it, that is me.
    Here endeth the lesson.

  • RichardM

    Whenever there is new research involving anything you can bet your bottom dollar that govts will find a way to use that research in their warfare arsenals. If that isn’t enough, now that we live in a ‘global community’ as govts like to call the New World Order, they will see how they can use research to control you and me, the govts’ own citizens!

    • 45caliber

      If you notice, the politicians of “democracies” seem to have a love affair going with all dictators and tyrants. Why? Because those people get to control power that the politicians would love to do as well.

  • 45caliber

    I think any mind control research should be illegal and anyone doing it should be sent to jail, whether it works or not. And all government people who order it and pay for it should be in jail with them.

    • WILDFIRE

      The Government has been messing with peoples minds for years through varies ways whether through drugs in food to drugs injected, to light and sound, masking and subliminal messaging.

      People old enough to remember drive in movies and various theatre that have intermission, while watching a flic get an sudden urge for a drink or popcorn because they put frames of drink or popcorn into the flic and subconsciously they have controlled your mind to make you feel hungry or thirsty.

      Government Studies of using drugs impregnated in food of soldiers in the jungles to study the results in attempts to control their minds and make the ultimate fighting machine, backfired when they ended up killing each other instead of the enemy.

      • MichaelSee

        The subliminal messaging that mentioned in regard to the drive-in situation was deemed to be ineffectual but was still made illegal over fourty years ago. I don’t know if they made the technique illegal or the intent, because I firmly believe that there are subliminals in modern commercials.
        They’ll probably use these in the coming political campaign (a la “Wag the Dog”).

  • Chester

    45caliber, I hate to tell you this, but the countries pushing the hardest for research in methods of mind control don’t care what you want. All they want is to be able to control everyone’s minds to they all think “correctly”. For the rest of you, mind control via light has been and is being used by our military and police even now. They use strong flashes of light in their flashbangs, along with the noise, and they use rather strong flashes of light to help disorient crowds when they are in a near riot situation. Not all departments have the equipment for this, but it is tested and proven to work,

  • http://twitter.com/SilasLongshot Silas Longshot (@SilasLongshot)

    Another potentially useful item in the arsenal of government and population control. Soon as they find the ‘passive behavior’ frequency, you can bet lights everywhere the government can reach will have that ‘feature’.

  • box-bb-car

    I’ve always said that a democrat can be turned if you can get them to see the light…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/dan.mancuso.56 Dan Mancuso

    Scarey stuff! I recommend Jerry Mander’s, “Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television”‘ (If you can even find it!) He was an ex-advertising exec. back in the 70′s when he published this book.
    Mind control – with light – has been going on, on TV for a long time.
    Of special note from his book:
    - Brain wave measrurements of people, a) In conversation, b) reading, c) watching TV and d) sleeping. The highest rate of brainwave activity to lowest was in this order as well. Watching TV was right down there with sleeping.
    -Because TV is a constant stream of light, images and sound, the brain doesn’t get a chance to digest any of it consciously. You don’t get a chance to think about what you are watching. It goes right in un-challenged un-noticed into your subconcious.Then there are commercials…
    - Combine that with what a person looks like when they are watching TV: sitting very stilll, in a darkened room, intently focused on a little box emitting coloured light that can be see reflecting off the walls.
    -And lets not forget Pavlov’s experiments with repitition as conditioning..if this isn’t a tool for brainwashing, I don’t know what is.
    Don’t get me started on all the liberal/socialist, radical feminist/radical homosexual, inane, filthy, tripe that TV exclusively programs you with daily.
    Does anybody wonder why there are so many brain-dead morons around who buy into all this liberal doctrine – Democrat or Republican? Movies and then TV have been around for how many generations? I’d say we are all completely f***ed!

  • johnnywoods

    I`ll be sure to advise my monkey of this exciting news:)

  • FWO21

    Who says it isn’t already being done in the big cities with the big flashing screens? Like, in New York, etc. Watch the movie “They Live”.

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