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originally posted by: anzha
a reply to: intrptr
There will need to be A LOT of study before this gets turned loose into the wild.
I keep hearing "I know kung fu" when I read the paper.
As brain stimulation finds non-medical uses, now is the time to consider its implications.
It is a cautionary tale for twenty-first-century medicine. Late last year, neurosurgeons in the United States reported odd symptoms in three of their patients. Well into their sixties and seventies, these people complained of headaches, nausea, unstable balance, weak legs, low blood pressure and falling down. Chest X-rays revealed the problem. Two devices implanted into their chests — a pacemaker to help their failing hearts and a battery unit that powered electrodes buried deep inside their heads to control the signature tremors of Parkinson’s disease — had been placed too close together. One machine was interfering with the functioning of the other (M. Sharma et al. Basal Ganglia 6, 19–22; 2016).