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This article contains information from the ARG "Dollplay;" its canon status is unknown.

"The past recaptured: a longitudinal multimodal intervention study of an anti social child" is a paper written by Dr. Alexandra Rose on the development of the imprint technology used by the Dollhouse. It describes an early form of wiping and its effects on a clinically troubled child, and concludes that a possible route for further research would be collaboration with Dr. Benjamin Moore, who has experienced success in scanning "mind-patterns." The object of the study was to cure a young girl of her antisocial habits; through a three-pronged approach of drug therapy, sensory deprivation tank, and electromagnetic stimulation of the brain, the goal was achieved.

Science and TechnologyEdit

The Past RecapturedEdit

The theory of the study is grounded in the malleability of human memory and how human memories influence human identity. In the case that a therapist could direct and control memory erasure, the study seeks a foundation for using that ability as a way to cure mental illnesses. It is the significant trauma faced by those who suffer mental illness that Dr. Rose uses as justification for the ethical concerns surrounding altering a person's identity.

Real WorldEdit

The psychology theory presented in the paper is grounded in real research. Most, though not all, of the references are valid publications. The paper itself accurately conforms to APA style formatting, the standard for psychological publications.


The study utilizes an early form of the wipe and imprint process used on the Actives of the Dollhouse. Two of the three techniques used by Dr. Rose (drugs and brain stimulation) are currently used by Topher; Dr. Rose accurately predicts both the superfluousness of the sensory deprivation tank and the future combination of the technology with scanned mind-patterns.

The effects of the study on Foxtrot, the pseudonym assigned to the study's subject, closely mirror the doll-state live of future Actives. She maintains motor function and language and experiences a tendency to speak in "rule-based" statements, like dolls do, but unlike the dolls, she faces long bouts of pain and nausea as side effects of the process. The most significant similarity is, of course, memory loss.

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The PDF hosted by the Internet Archive

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