Published on 12, July, 2020
A short while ago I happened to hear a song that immediately made me think of someone that I would now prefer not to be reminded of, as it causes me to feel a whole host of unwanted negative emotions. It wasn't so much the song itself, but the group singing it.
I know it's a long shot, but would anyone happen to know if there is a realistic way to stop the association? Whilst attempting to inflict a brain injury on myself that results in selective amnesia is an option, it is one that I would personally prefer not to try.
I read an article a LONG time ago about psychological "Engrams" which seems to be what you got going on there.
There was a routine for both identifying them and curing them but you need a willing…
I would like to clear a lot of unpleasant associations too Having new pleasanter associations with the same thing might help exorcise the older unpleasant ones, in your case with the singing group
I think I would just settle for feeling indifferent and unaffected.
Fortunately, the group is one I am usually able to avoid unless I make a point of listening to a particular genre of music from a particular…
Fortunately, the group is one I am usually able to avoid unless I make a point of listening to a particular genre of music from a particular era.
To be fair, when I heard the song I'd been feeling low. Were it not for that, it's possible that it might not have affected me quite as much.
I am sorry that you have unpleasant associations you wish you could clear. If only one could point a remote control at one's head and banish them.
Definitely, maybe artificial intelligence will help invent one
As long as the AI didn't get ahead of itself and start removing the associations one wanted to keep.