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Eternal Sunshine Drug Makes a Rat Forget Bad Things [Video] Working at Scientific American, known for its spiffy technical illustrations, I always look for material that can show what an article is trying to tell. I’ve never found a better example than this video(below) of a rat fed a drug that wipes out its long-term memory, and which bears a real-life resemblance to the scenario depicted in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The opening paragraphs of the article by Jerry Adler, called “Erasing Painful Memories.” serves as a running narrative to the video. I’ve included them here: The rat is on a carousel with clear plastic sides, rotating slowly in a small room.

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