CURSES refers to a kind of implicit memory with great many consequences.
It is ÆPT to recognize that very many human behaviors and preoccupations (actentions) are to some extent symptoms co-motivated by CURSES.
CURSES is, by any other more or less inEPT name, an incontrovertible fact — a fact that was of theoretical importance originally to Sigmund Freud and no less so to the most refined and straightened-out (corrective of Freud's flaws) post-Freudian theory/therapy, namely Arthur Janov's Primal Theory/therapy.
CURSES represents a most influential yet also most overlooked conditioned-in neural state. Such a state (or states) is more conventionally (but less ÆPTly) referred to as an engram, a Pain or primal pain, or a post-traumatic implicit memory.
CURSES (spelt the same in singular as in plural) denotes a conditioned-in (hence endogenous) source of symptoms of selective unconsciousness as well as source of motivation (or co-motivation).
The shortest possible pertinent alternative word-strings that the ÆPT acronym CURSES can be derived from is, approximately: Conditioned-in [or simply "Conditioned"] Unconscious [rather than "kept Unconsciously] Reverberating State/s [or "Registered Stressors" (specifically SHI-type such)] Effecting Symptoms.
It is ÆPT to recognise and understand that a CURSES is a very important kind of "implicit memory" and that circumstantial threats of "Specific Hibernation Imploring type" prompt actention selection serving systems (that for any reason ends up under such a threat) to automatically retain a representation of it in the form of a "Conditioned-in, commonly but not always chronically kept Unconscious, Reverberatory State/s, Effecting Symptoms (maximally abbreviated to CURSES).
A CURSES is by far most commonly a consequence of early on conditioned-in and since then also more or less successfully kept synaptically blocked endogenous sources of excitatory neural messages — specifically action potentials representing for any reasons ended up under but thus coped with and survived circumstantial threats (challenges) of a "traumatizing" (SHI) type.
Such primarily insidious conditioned-in states in peoples brains are how impending and would-be maladaptive actentions (ditto behaviors/responses) of distress type are kept postponed (hence kept "selectively unconscious" (=not "actended" to).
How these conditioned-in states are uniquely as if 'siphoned off' and 'derived co-motivational fuel from' within human brains has on the whole been adaptive in our evolution. However, there is no guarantee that this will continue to be so.
The endogenous influence of a CURSES (or of CURSES) is primarily insidious but typically often also convertible (by an EAVASIVE 'siphoning off' or rerouting of action potentials generated at the exitatory core of CURSES).
Such action potentials can at best (most adaptively) be rerouted to some more or less directly procreation promoting opportunity-exploiting while simultaneously distress pre-empting EAVASIVE behavior or preoccupation or (≅) actention.
That rerouting of CURSES does happen is ÆPTly understood in alignment with Primal Theory and with how it is (or can largely be) conventionally understood to happen thanks to aspects of Science such as biochemistry, evolutionary genetics, neuropsychology, and the heuristic/principle of "Natural Selection".
Such "siphoning" (rerouting) is possible and happens because of brain functural (≅'neurophysioanatomical' and 'neurophysiohistological') proximities and "neural plasticity".
We are typically unaware of that (and ignorant of how, and why, and the extent to which) our behaviors or preoccupations (actentions) are co-motivated by CURSES.
While not all humanly possible behaviors or preoccupations ("focuses" of actention "paid" in the primary currency of neurometabolic resources) are significantly (or even at all) motivated by CURSES, those that are can be ÆPTly described as "EAVASIVE actentions" or "EAVASIVEly coped with CURSES".
Human actentions whereby CURSES are EAVASIVEly coped with range from being very simple to highly sophisticated in character.
More or less symbolic EAVASIVE actentions are endogenously co-motivated by rerouted action potentials generated at the sensory-motivational core of CURSES.
CURSES refers to conditioned-in state(s) that involve a chronic but naturally variable and more or less efficient or sufficient "pain gating" (and, as a consequence, a "selective unconsciousness" maintaining) aspect of how our brains or "actention selection serving systems" work.
A (neural) "actention selection serving systems" is a concEPT (one contrived with SEPTIC humor). It that can be abbreviated to ASSS which in turn can be maximally truncated to the "AS" found right in the middle of EAVASIVE.
The "pain gating" function of brains most directly involve inhibitory neurotransmitters that are able to selectively block synaptic transmission of neural messages on their way to motivate distress; Or, what is blocked the synaptic relay of neural signals that represent any kind of potentially distress motivating circumstantial threat or already incurred physical injury.
What the acronym CURSES is derived from is not set in stone but the concEPT approximately stands for is a word-string that cannot be made any shorter whilst maintaining enough of its aimed for meaning. The word-string the concEPT approximately stands for is something like: "Conditioned[-in and chronically kept] Unconscious Reverberative (or repercussive) State (or states) Effecting Symptoms".
CURSES can also be approximately explained as a "conditioned-in unconscious state/endogenous source of excitatory sensory-motivational signals that are prevented from being synaptically relayed by inhibitory functions responsible for (what is ÆPTly described as) "specific/(post-)synaptic hibernation" and abbreviated to SH.
In other words, "a CURSES" refers to both
1. an automatically conditioned-in and durably sensitized state of sensory neurons that originally detected a circumstantial 'CURSES putting' threat, and
2. our brains' capacity to preempt a would-be maladaptive 'distress-type' response to such a threat by delaying, or in many cases indefinitely postponing, such a response.
Apropos "a circumstantial CURSES-putting threat":
CURSES is one of two concEPTs that in tandem provide us with an ÆPT option to relieve ourselves of typically having no choice other than relying on the tacky Freudian terminology for analysing/talking/writing about what is left behind in brains by circumstantial threats (particular environmental perils or for any reasons ended up in predicaments or ordeals) that "traumatize" (psychophysiologically so).
The concEPT that matches and is a logical complement to CURSES, and allows people to relieve themselves of the meaning-muddling (hence awful) etymology pertaining to the word "trauma", is likewise meant to be expressed as an aptly allusive ÆPT acronym — except that this acronym is allusive in a SEPTIC humored way, and most 'distinKtly' so.
This very thoroughly defined complementary (to CURSES) concEPT was contrived to make it possible to denote genuinely traumatizing circumstantial threats with an acronymic expression that such threats very much deserve to be labeled and referred to with.
One or more such conditioned-in endogenous source, and its conditioning (or neural imprint prompting) circumstantial cause, can be (is ÆPTly) addressed allusively and deservedly referred to with two acronyms; Referred to, respectively, as a CURSES (same spelling in plural) that by ÆPT defintion is 'put' by a threat of SH imploring type.
A too seldom thoroughly recognised type of "SHI threat" are lifetime circumstances that cause fundamental social needs to go chronically unmet (often from immediately after birth and throughout infancy and early childhood).
ÆPT addresses truths (percEPTively tracked and eventually pinned textually down such) that are mainly to do with human evolution and psychology. However, a further 'atheism-cementing' and also effectively philosophy terminating textual conclusion about Ultimate Reality (UR) also became part of ÆPT. [I wrote about UR in normal English. In other words, I did not resort to much or any (?) MAD-inspired acronym-building when I electronically penned the ÆPT take on Ultimate Reality.😉]
Anyhow, human behaviors can be, and very commonly are, insidiously co-motivated (endogenously so) by CURSES incurred early on.
ÆPT exemplifies a science-aligned explanatory philosophical text that emphasises the significance (in human affairs) of seriously frustrated social/emotional needs (commonly combined with physical, emotional and verbal abuse) early on in the lives of people and that CURSES put by such SHI type threats can, and more or less obviously do, cause "post-traumatic" symptoms. The spectrum of such symptoms (from awful to accoladed ones) are far broader than is being recognised by very close to everyone of us.
The demanding concEPTual tool for maintaining an in-dEPTh grasp of this diffucult to accEPT fact is EAVASIVE.
One famous example of rather awful but scientific EAVASIVEness is the cold-blooded famous experimentation on very young monkeys carried out by Harry Harlow (in the 1940ies). This research clearly showed that the most serious behavioral repercussion (psychoemotional impairment) befell those monkeys who had been most seriously touch-deprived (deprived of mothering); That is, the most "social need deprived" of these monkeys came to exhibit a propensity for spontaneous bouts of rage.
The "implicit memory" (of CURSES-type) that was left behind in the monkeys' brains as a result of their traumatizing experimental treatment [possible to deservedly refer to in an ÆPT way as the "SH imploring threats" that Harlow made them end up under] became the source of insidious motivation behind the monkeys later "neurotic" symptom in the form of spontaneous bouts of rage.
That is, a rage not provoked by anything in their immediate environment.