This fascinating study was spotted by A.S. and passed along, and when you read it, you'll probably want to join me in extending a big thank you for bringing the article to our attention. To reduce it to its most basic formulation, neurophysiologists may have discovered a pattern in the gamma waves of an electroencephalogram that allow  them to distinguish true from outright false or other corrupted memories:

Gamma Oscillations Distinguish True From False Memories

There's much to ponder in this article, and though I want to focus on only one particular thing, there are some other statements with potentially huge implications. Consider how this statement seems to imply that words - language - are involved in the formation of false memories:

However, the low temporal resolution and susceptibility to vocalization artifacts inherent in functional neuroimaging methods limit researchers’ ability to understand the neurophysiological basis of self-cued recall of past experiences. Implanted multielectrode recordings, widely used in animal studies, can measure the electrical activity within small brain regions, and thereby characterize how the neural assemblies in those regions react to changes in the animal’s behavioral or cognitive state. In humans, implanted electrodes are largely unaffected by artifacts due to vocalizations and are the only means of obtaining fine spatial and temporal resolution in recordings of electrical activity in deep structures, such as the hippocampus, whose activity is not discernible by means of magnetoencephalogram (MEG) or scalp electroencephalogram (EEG).

In other words, it seems to imply that words could influence the manner in which a memory is recalled, meaning that the memory may not be false, but its recall might. This would seem to have even wider implications for the theory that mind itself, and hence memory, is  non-local and not located "inside the skull" so to speak, but "out there", and that the brain is a transducer of that information.

These implications seem to be further buttressed by the following:

Subjects first studied lists of common nouns. Then, after performing a brief distractor task, they attempted to recall the nouns in any order. To assess how brain oscillations differed between successful and unsuccessful memory formation, we compared oscillatory power during presentation of words that were subsequently recalled and words that were not subsequently recalled. To uncover differences in brain oscillations between true and false memories, we compared oscillatory power prior to correct and incorrect recalls. These comparisons were made separately at each of the 3,677 electrodes and for six distinct frequency bands: 2 to 4 Hz (delta), 4 to 8 Hz (theta), 10 to 14 Hz (alpha), 16 to 26 Hz (beta), 28 to 42 Hz (low gamma), and 44 to 100 Hz (high gamma).

But all of that, provocative of all sorts of implications as it is, to my non-scientific hack-from-South-Dakota mind, pale compared to the implications (again, to my non-scientific hack-from-South-Dakota mind) of the following set of statements from the article:

We have shown that increased gamma oscillations immediately preceding a response distinguish true from false memories. Recall of a true memory is preceded by an increase in gamma oscillations in the hippocampus (bilaterally) and in the temporal and prefrontal cortices (primarily in the left hemisphere). The topography of the gamma-power increases predicting true recall matched the topography of the gamma-power increases predicting successful encoding. The similarity of these topographies suggests that neural mechanisms underlying successful encoding of an item into a list context reemerge at retrieval to distinguish items that actually were on the list from those that were not (; ; ; ; ). (Boldface emphasis added)

As I read this paragraph, I could not help but think of the work of psychologist Kurt Lewin, The Principles of Topological Psychology, a highly intriguing study of the interaction of the individual, the group, and context in forming patterns of behavior. Indeed, it takes but one word substitution in the above paragraph to make the connection by substituting "topology" for "topography." Granted, the two words are not identical, but they are similar, and the substitution suggests that there is an underlying and specific topology - a necessarily hyper-dimensional mathematical description - a topological pattern underlying specific memories. Again, granted, I'm crawling way off the end of the high octane speculation twig here, but that approach would more or less corroborate the non-local quality of mind with all its specific topological patterns, and the brain, with its specific topography of memory recall. Think for a moment of those "electro-encephalographic dictionaries" that began to be compiled in the 1970s and 1980s, the brainwave patterns of specific words that could be used to decode an individual's internal conversation, or, in conjunction with certain technologies, used to inject a conversation into someone's mind. (For those unfamiliar with this technology, see my book Mircocosm and Medium, available on Lulu.)

So why am I belaboring this point?

Regular readers of my books may recall my fascination with the genius Hungarian electrical engineer Gabriel Kron. Kron wrote some very arcane, highly mathematical treatises on electrical circuits using tensor calculus to do so. The long-and-short of this analysis led him to two very important conclusions. First, every single specific electrical machine was but a specific example of a generalized electrical machine. If one wanted to design a specific electrical machine, one simply had to design a tensor to produce that machine. One could, thus, theoretically, design just about anything electrical using this approach. The method could, in principle, be used to design a refrigerator or a toaster or a large hadron collider. One could also, in principle, design the topology - the "basin of attraction" as topologists call it - for a particular memory.  And by extension of that line of reasoning, one could also manipulate, or inject memories, for if mind and memory are non-local, then they may be "attracted" or "transduced" into individuals that may not have actually had them (reincarnation fans, take note). PERHAPS. There are, of course a lot of "ifs" in my speculation.

But in that respect, it's also helpful and illustrative to recall the second conclusion that Kron came to, namely, that all electrical circuits, no matter how complex, or simple - from hadron colliders to toasters - are hyper-dimensional machines because the mathematics to describe them is necessarily hyper-dimensional. Part of the machine, in other words, whether a particle accelerator or your microwave oven, exists in a "space" that is not part of everyday 3D reality. They're connected, so to speak, with something not inside the refrigerator or microwave oven, but "outside" it.

And the brain, if nothing else, is a very complicated bit of bio-electric systems...

See you on the flip side...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. FiatLux on March 26, 2021 at 6:15 am

    Up next (or already done): an electromagnetically engineered Mandela Effect?

  2. Michael UK on March 26, 2021 at 4:01 am

    There is strong and actual eye-witness evidence that long term memory is stored in the Heart cells not the Brain cells. This evidence is from patients who have received a heart transplant and found that they have attained new a new skill after receiving the donor’s heart – such as chess, fluency in a foreign language, ability to read music, playing the piano or guitar, figure skating or ball room dancing – for example!
    The excellent book by Paul Pearsall Ph.D. The Heart’s Code, gives actual cases of patients who have had a heart transplant and have gained new lifetime skills.
    The problem we have is getting more information from heart surgeons, as their medical certification, livelihoods, reputation and funding is on the line – so they are reluctant to talk openly about their transplant patients and their gaining of new skills.

    • Michael UK on March 26, 2021 at 4:08 am

      Also in light on my comments above, I think Joseph should change the title of his article to ECG Waves and Real Memories, or at least publish another article addressing this matter!

  3. Richard on March 26, 2021 at 2:04 am

    Might have known funded associates of Dr Moreau would surface somewhere again. Whether there’s job security is another matter.

    False memories require the words that define true memories and examples of true-witnessed events, either, directly or as best and truthfully described. It didn’t take long to become lengthy, linear, and imprecise with this language.

    “. . . . implanted electrodes are largely unaffected by artifacts due to vocalizations and are the only means of obtaining fine spatial and temporal resolution in recordings of electrical activity in deep structures, such as the hippocampus, whose activity is not discernible by means of magnetoencephalogram (MEG) or scalp electroencephalogram (EEG). . .” Oh, wait, let’s back that up a little more to include, “In humans,” . . . So, . . Dr Moreau seems to be alive and well somewhere after all. Teamed up with exam slab associates by way of the Other’s, eh. . . . Faszinierend!

    Given the electrodynamics of the “Body Electric,” as Dr Robert Becker, once put it, it would seem that the brain / mind combination has an ephemeral connectivity to that which seems just aside what the ordinary corporeal sensory apparatuses usually relate to the various parts of the brain by way of innervation (nervous system tissues).

    Using that “transducer” reference could lend credence to that form of recall known as Akashic Record or recording reading, sort of. Potentially, also a place intuitive’s or sensitive’s even mediums have access. It also suggests that that word usage is more than just abstract constructs called letters arranged in a recognizable order. Language involves a vast amount of cognitive use and control in order to make mutterings seem more than grunts and moans or something noisy that offends the auditory sensory apparatus that’s attached to brain centers in those intercranial regions known as Broca and Wernicke areas as well as recognize similar usage by others with their linguistic constructs. So does looking for data coming from Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta, and Gamma frequencies and responses from the outside looking in. Data coming from implanted humans, no less. . . Wieder, Faszinierend!

    In some ways, it suggests that those folks are working on how plasticity of the mind / brain combination (of “. . humans, implanted. . . ) works toward learning – Or being programmed – no matter what is arranged or re-arranged neurologically. Possibly, even using them for connectivity to yet others remotely. Makes one wonder about the early emphasis on twins.

    It seems that one-ton bulls and monkeys have been phased out of the laboratory. Managing Being is no easy matter as it is. Yet those with nefarious inklings in their gray and white matter to also complicate geographies and demographics seems a trend toward the ill-conceived. They’re not likely to introduce themselves until it’s too late. Talk about a means to aggravate a narrative or meme.

    • Loxie Lou Davie on March 27, 2021 at 11:58 am

      This led me to think of the new “sickness”….Trump Derangement Syndrome…..after awhile, one just has to laugh at things!!

  4. Hadji Gegenraum on March 26, 2021 at 1:33 am

    The details regarding Kron are fascinating and condensed, so to speak, in short order…
    What comes to mind are radionics circuits from Abrams to Drown to Copen…
    intent and respect

  5. marcos toledo on March 25, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Are these scientists looking to improve techniques for use in questioning witnesses and suspects in criminal cases. Or set up potential patsies and fall guys with false memories to convict themselves as mindless zombies at the mercy of their vicious overlords. Another toy for our already heartless elites.

  6. Robert Barricklow on March 25, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Mind control?
    So many ways for not only mind manipulation; but for mind control.
    For example; w/o any interference, does your unconscious mind control and/or manipulate your consciousness?
    Thus; when different interests seek to mind control you; does the one w/the deepest layer of mind control system, win that battle of control?
    Pretty dicey, win one system has you moving left; another right; and still another, telling you to roll over and play dead.
    To the post…

    Great! Now gamma rays are being drafted into the circus act, drawing your attention to the center ring of truthiness battles; between google, Facebook, fact checkers, and the other usual and unusual suspects.
    These gamma rays can tell us which illusion has the highest probability of the wave collapsing in “true” form?
    Ironically, just the reading of the article, is but another form of mind control; specifically: framing. I have to laugh when reading it; because it sounds straight out of a Grouch Marx and/or Professor Irwin Corey script, of absurd comedy.
    And sadly, that’s not far from the truth. These naked apes, dressed in whit lab coats are certainly believing in their God: science. And indeed, it maybe somewhat true. And, the missing pieces, far out number the acquired pieces. And, there’s no picture to put said pieces together?

    At least, there’s an inherent acknowledgement of the mind being non-local in nature. Unfortunately, the Men in Black memory wipe is closer to reality.
    Even more worrying, there are outside dimensional forces on; shall we say, on The dark Side. Or, the Dark Force? And/or, both.

    Speaking of the Dark Side…

  7. OrigensChild on March 25, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Well, now. Isn’t this special. To tag onto the reincarnation solution, are they now working on a whole new layer of “nefarious” deeds done on the stealth by publishing “false narratives” involving innocent peoples in hyperspace? For example, one can mass produce any Lee Harvey Oswald one wants by planting false memories of his involvement in the assassination plot (despite the absence of any substantiating forensic evidence that he was directly involved in the shooting) and impose the thought pattern of the event on large numbers of “witnesses” to the event. Even the victim, which in this case is Lee Harvey Oswald, would be convinced he did it even though his memory was modified. (Sirhan Sirhan, anyone? His memory tampering was done by other means and his involvement likely manufactured on the laboratory bench.) This would be the ultimate form of mind control and plausible deniability. And they thought situational ethics was a “good” idea!

    Now that I am on the wrong side of that branch again and falling, I’ll terminate this conversation while I still have time to type.

    • Robert Barricklow on March 25, 2021 at 12:26 pm

      You could wake up in another body! WOW!
      [But, in reality; it’s you – not memory X]

      • Roger on March 25, 2021 at 6:40 pm

        Who’s to say we don’t wake up in one of our near identical alternative selves from time to time.

  8. gord on March 25, 2021 at 8:39 am

    “And by extension of that line of reasoning, one could also manipulate, or inject memories, for if mind and memory are non-local, then they may be “attracted” or “transduced” into individuals that may not have actually had them (reincarnation fans, take note). PERHAPS. There are, of course a lot of “ifs” in my speculation.”

    IFF such is the case, then maybe the same or similar could apply to activities relating to non-local perception currently (and for a long time now) being studied scientifically.

    • Roger on March 25, 2021 at 6:45 pm

      Or perhaps transduce a younger, better looking new host out of their body and your consciousness into their body. Invasion of the body snatchers might happen more regularly and by more than one kind of entity if there is anything to this.

      • Roger on March 25, 2021 at 6:46 pm

        Wondered how I woke up in this crazy alternative dimension one morning!

        • Richard on March 26, 2021 at 2:11 am

          You might be a walking-talking sensitive and not know it, yet. Might need to work on tuning.

  9. anakephalaiosis on March 25, 2021 at 7:23 am

    The act of “killing the dragon” is an idiom, for experiencing consciousness OUTSIDE the brain. The seventh seal.

    Odin’s ravens are Mind and Memory, that correspond to Dharana and Dhyana in Ashtanga Yoga.

    It is a meditative process, to recall memory, and true memory is remote viewing, outside time.

    Language has to be relearned, and reattached to ideas, to utter the powerful Bardic tongue of creation.

  10. DanaThomas on March 25, 2021 at 5:26 am

    Interesting that the experiment was based on words (presumably in English, the lingua franca of the tottering Illuminati Empire). Is this because images might vary too much according to the person visualising? Giordano Bruno and the ancient Egyptians would have thought otherwise….

    • Foglamp on March 25, 2021 at 7:28 am

      Perhaps the observer effect is a factor?

    • The Elephant Underground on March 25, 2021 at 8:34 am

      Pray tell Dana, please elaborate a bit more on this GB imagery/Egyptian that you feel would escape the variance so as to be a tool for such experimentation?

      I’m learning the art of Kinesiology that works precisely with this Attractor Energy Fields system ala topology/topography. “The nature of stream of consciousness – its pattern of thought, perception, feeling and memory – is the consequence of entrainment of the attractor energy fields that dominate. Keep in mind that this domination is voluntary – it isn’t imposed but the outcome of choices, beliefs, and goals. (Well we know this is no longer the case in our world at present). By consensus, we synchronize with a field pattern that implies specific styles of processing and influences all of our decisions according to its accompanying set of values and meanings.” From Power vs. Force; David R. Hawkins, MD, Ph.D.

      • DanaThomas on March 25, 2021 at 11:26 am

        The energy field is the key. Do word and image work separately, together, or according to circumstances? The significance of hieroglyphic script is that it has significance also without specific pronunciation, and while pronunciation may change over centuries the image remains. I’ve not read the Hawkins book, but the idea of attractors seems interesting, does it reference the “strange attractor” effect studied in mathematics?

        • Robert Barricklow on March 25, 2021 at 12:29 pm

          Absolutely Loved It!

        • The Elephant Underground on March 26, 2021 at 9:13 am

          Yes indeed he does Dana with a very good definition of it in the glossary. He ends that paragraph thusly:
          ” Attractors are fractal and therefore of infinite length. The graphics of attractors are depicted by taking across section of a Poincare map. The topographical shaping of phase space creates an attractor such as a torus…” There are many Hawkins’ Youtubes; he’s quite elderly now.

          As to your query, about word and image working separately, together, or according to circumstances, I might be inclined to say separately yet I must ponder this. As a professional visual artist with an unusual MFA (being the equivalent accreditation of Ph.D.), this taps into the an age old challenge between creating the work and then verbalizing about it; the education norm is a visual thesis show, with no requirement for anything written. Leonard Shlain’s seminal work, The Alphabet Versus The Goddess is a wonderful investigation of these concepts. Love to continue this thread with you, always admiring your input.

    • Laura on March 25, 2021 at 9:08 pm

      when playing memory games, converting a word into a distinct visual image strengthens the connections to the noosphere. then connect the images.

      A Spider’s Web
      Silk-thin silver strings woven cleverly into a lair,
      An intricate entwining of divinest thread…
      Like strands of magic worked upon the air,
      The spider spins his enchanted web –
      His home so eerily, spiraling spreads.

      His gossamer so rigid, yet lighter than mist,
      And like an eight-legged sorcerer – a wizard blest,
      His lace, like a spell, he conjures and knits;
      I witnessed such wild ingenuity wrought and finessed,
      Watching the spider weave a dream from his web.
      Jonathan Platt

    • Richard on March 26, 2021 at 2:13 am

      Likely to be adaptive.

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