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  • Emotions run deep as we meet Simon, another of Walter's tragic Cortexiphan experiments, a mind-reader living in isolation because shades of Sookie Stackhouse he can't stop hearing everyone's thoughts.

    Matt's TV Week in Review 2011

  • Although Fringe's first season revealed that Olivia was once among the 30 children Walter and William Bell used to test the drug Cortexiphan, it wasn't until Season 2's "Jacksonville" that we learned the implications of those tests.

    Our Favorite TV Origin Stories 2011

  • After all, the boy is carrying around Peter's DNA, so Walternate could easily dose his own grandkid with the Cortexiphan that was extracted from Olivia during her captivity and send Junior over here to activate that doomsday device.

    Watercooler: Oh Baby! Fringe's Name Game 2011

  • Destination: Massive Dynamics headquarters in New York, where he and Olivia study old case files relating to his experiments with Cortexiphan back in the day.

    Matt's Guide to Weekend TV: Walking Dead, Case Histories and More! 2011

  • And during those Cortexiphan experiments which Walter swears up and down were conducted wholly by William Spock Bell children were paired off to support each other.

    Fringe: Bad Dreams - Pink 2009

  • And all seems well…until the very end of the episode, when Walter busts out a VHS tape that reveals that he was part of the Cortexiphan experiments and that he actually knew Olivia when she was being experimented on.

    Fringe: Bad Dreams - Pink 2009

  • Because he was experimented with Cortexiphan the drug that made Olivia magically turn off the lights in “Ability” when he was a kid as well.

    Fringe: Bad Dreams - Pink 2009

  • Walter theorises that only they are susceptible as Cortexiphan allowed children to access untapped parts of their brains, i.e. untapped energies - they have extra energy to 'exchange', which the killer is taking advantage of.

    All articles at Blogcritics Sahar 2010

  • Cortexiphan subjects are being killed, it's because they are the only ones on whom this transfer of energy would work. Chronicle 2010

  • Cortexiphan-aided abilities that she has, and an altered mind that thinks like a loyal Today's Latest Headlines Ken Tucker 2010


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  • a fictional mind enhancing drug from the TV show Fringe.

    April 19, 2015