Jan 7, 2022

CultNEWS101 Articles: 1/7/2022 (False Memories, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, LGBTQ, David Lynch Foundation)

False Memories, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, LGBTQ, David Lynch Foundation

Neuroscience News: An Element of Surprise Is the Recipe for Creating False Memories
"Summary: Memory editing occurs on the fly, leaving the brain susceptible to creating memories that may not be accurate.

You're starting to tell that old story to a couple of new friends, and suddenly another person who was there says 'no, it wasn't like that!' Without a video recording to settle the dispute, it's pretty hard to know who has the real memory and who has an adapted version.

"Perhaps it's no big deal to 'misremember' like this in a social setting, but it's quite another in a courtroom or classroom.

It turns out that human memory can be edited on the fly, creating memories that are nowhere near set in stone. A team of researchers has figured out how that happens and proved it by making people misremember.

"I think a lot of people have the misconception that memory works like a video camera: We record something and then we can play it back," said Allie Sinclair, a Ph.D. candidate in Duke's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, who started the research as an undergraduate at the University of Toronto.

Alas, it's not that simple or reliable. "When you recall a memory, your brain reconstructs that experience and sometimes, it edits the memory in the process," Sinclair said.

Memory editing is mostly a good thing, as it enables us to learn from our mistakes and integrate new information with old experiences. But the ability to edit leaves open the possibility of creating false memories as well."

LGBTQ Nation: Utah billionaire leaves Mormon church with blistering accusation it is actively harming the world
The state's richest native will give $600,000 to an LGBTQ group to assist any queer students at the church's Brigham Young University who might be forced to leave.

"Jeff T. Green, Utah's richest native, has announced he is leaving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In a blistering letter to LDS President Russell Nelson, Green accused the Mormon church of "actively and currently doing harm in the world."

Fantastically wealthy, the church has funded some of the most vicious anti-LGBTQ initiatives, including California's ballot initiative to overturn marriage equality, and has a racist history of banning people of color."

" ... 'The church leadership is not honest about its history, its finances, and its advocacy," he said in the 900-word letter. "I believe the Mormon church has hindered global progress in women's rights, civil rights and racial equality, and LGBTQ+ rights.'"

NY Post: Leonardo DiCaprio's old NYC bachelor pad price chopped to $7.5M
" ... The three-bedroom, 2½-bathroom pad is 3,663 square feet. It's located at 66 E. 11th St., the Green Delos Building, which was once marketed as the city's original "health and wellness" luxury condo, with more than 50 built-in wellness amenities.

If you're wondering, they're everything from vitamin C-infused showers to purified air and water, herbariums in the open chefs' kitchens, posture-supportive floors, bio-based sound insulation, in-duct aromatherapy and "dawn simulation" from "proprietary" circadian lighting.

DiCaprio was so into it that he even joined the board of Delos Living, a nonprofit promoting wellness in real estate. (Delos developed the building.) Spirit guru Deepak Chopra also bought a unit and joined the board.

Other board members include Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, politician Dick Gephardt, former secretary of the US Department of Veteran Affairs David Shulkin, SR Capital's Scott Resnick and golfer Greg Norman."

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