Here's one that is bound to warm the heart of any DARPA mind control advocate... you remember them? I blogged a few days ago about DARPA's mind control projects, and some interesting research being done at Dartmouth. Well, you can add the University of Buffalo to that list:

Can magnetism help us control the brain, remotely?

Frankly, the article conjures the alchemical image of James Whale's Frankenstein, of injections, and massive electrical machinery, only in this case, we're dealing with "tiny magnetic particles" that will be injected into mice - one can imagine the rodent kingdom to be getting rather fed up by now - subjected to field manipulations and so on.

Now, what leaped out at me in the article was this:

"'Our early understanding about the brain's functional regions came from patients who showed changes in their behavior after losing a part of their brain to or a tumor,' said Arnd Pralle, the assistant professor of physics who is leading the new UB study. 'The ability to now reversibly turn individual cells off or on and to observe the animal's behavior brings us finally to the level of the actual neurological circuit, which is extremely exciting.'

"The new NIMH funding, which comes from the National Institute of Health's program for Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration (EUREKA), is a testament to the promise of Pralle's work."

Hope you caught that: they are within a nano-hair of being able to map the neural circuitry and switch certain parts on an off at a cellular level.

Now, what has all this to do with DARPA and mind control? Well, as I pointed out in two previous blogs, DARPA is interested, officially interested, in the development of mind control technologies. And as I also pointed out, part of its role is as a coordinator of research, trying to generate interest and enough critical mass in certain topics that they are then researched on their own. To this end, I pointed out that it both monitors and "farms out" some of its research to the private sector, such as universities.

But similarly, such research can be sponsored through other government agencies, acting as a cut out, like the National Institute for Health, for example. And for the really conspiratorially minded, consider that this project at the University of Buffalo involves injections. Hmmm.... can we say vaccine anyone?Of course, we're a ways off yet from any real application to mind control at least along these lines... but rest assured, if DARPA hasn't thought of it, then some crazed conspiracy-theorist will. And it will probably be written up as a memorandum of concept by some faceless bureaucrat in that or some other agency, if it hasn't been already.



  1. Oh Geez…………

    Anyone ever heard of Jose Delgado
    (questionable) MD?

    If you look him up, I can tell you that he
    is NOT related to Mengale, even if you think
    he should be………….

  2. What if… ” THEY” were able to broadcast mass hallucinations of a staged “Second Coming” via injected receptors (a manditory WHO vaccine)—Only the “Chosen Ones” could hear/see the “HOLY WORD” ?

    Wait a minute, I wonder what percentage of OBAMA voters have had flu vaccinations?

  3. Robert Barricklow

    Man is a masterpiece of creation, if only because no amount of determinism can prevent him into to believing he acts as a free agent.
    But we don’t find any spot on the brain that is not itself driven by other parts of the network. Instead, every part is densely interconnected with and driven by other parts and that suggests that no part is independent and free.
    Then there is the concept of emergent properties.
    Then there is this: If our brains were simple enough to understand, we wouldn’t be smart enough to understand them.

  4. I wouldn’t exactly label Universities as private sector…to do so implies some level of competence/efficiency, not exactly a defining trait of publicly funded educational institutions : p

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