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Re: Scattered Not Unified

From: Jason Gammon <boyinthemachine.nul>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 23:37:44 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 12:20:18 -0400
Subject: Re: Scattered Not Unified


>From: Edward Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:40:58 -0700
>Subject: Scattered Not Unified

>>From: Jason Gammon <boyinthemachine.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:13:19 -0400 (EDT)
>>Archived: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 07:54:05 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Scattered Not Unified

>>Several abduction researchers have spoken out that parts of the
>>abduction narratives are fantasy. Jacobs gave an example of
>>abductees who claim the aliens do something to them to cause
>>their faces to appear blurry, to prevent the abductee from
>>seeing their faces. The abductee usually responds this is done
>>to lesson their fear.

>>Jacobs believes this is confabulation, a fantasy the abductee
>>has invented and added to the narrative...

>Jason,

>Below is what Jacobs actually says:

>http://www.ufoabduction.com/memories.htm

>"The brain can take memories of aliens and turn them into more
>commonly conceived of images. For example, people routinely
>remember seeing "owls", "raccoons", "monkeys", "snakes", and
>even "spiders" when they were actually seeing alien faces.
>Furthermore, during the abduction event itself, the aliens are
>quite accomplished at neurological manipulation which can result
>in the enervation of specific neurological pathways.

>By stimulating these pathways, the aliens can make people
>"see" things that are not there in objective reality.
>These "envisioning" procedures take place in people's minds
>and have the appearance of reality."

>Much more relevant to this discussion at his site:

>http://www.ufoabduction.com/memories.htm

Incorrect. That would be Jacobs writing about screen memory,
not confabulation.

Confabulation is done with the person not realizing what they
are doing. The opposite would be some one who deliberately
chooses to lie and deceive.

Screen memory was first discovered by Hopkins who borrowed the
concept from psychology.

In psychology screen memory is a phenomenon that can occur with
abuse victims or people who have gone through an incredibly
traumatic experience. In screen memory a fake memory is created
to mask the traumatic event.

The key thing to realize is that in it's role as a concept in
psychology the screen memory is created by the person.

Hopkins proposed that screen memory among abductees was created
by the aliens, perhaps in an attempt to prevent the abductee
from realizing what occurred.


-Jason Gammon




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