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Transcranial Magnetic Brain Stimulation and the implications of accelerated learning

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posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 05:45 PM

What sounds like science fiction is actually possible: thanks to magnetic stimulation, the activity of certain brain nerve cells can be deliberately influenced. What happens in the brain in this context has been unclear up to now. Medical experts from Bochum under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Klaus Funke (Department of Neurophysiology) have now shown that various stimulus patterns changed the activity of distinct neuronal cell types.

In addition, certain stimulus patterns led to rats learning more easily. The knowledge obtained could contribute to cerebral stimulation being used more purposefully in future to treat functional disorders of the brain.


My hope is the possibility of a study like the Op states and the relation of those whom may suffer from some sort of "learning" disability,but most importantly individuals with functional disorders of the brain

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) : Is a relatively new method of pain-free stimulation of cerebral nerve cells. The method, which was presented by Anthony Barker for the first time in 1985, is based on the fact that the cortex, the rind of the brain located directly underneath the skull bone, can be stimulated by means of a magnetic field. TMS is applied in diagnostics, in fundamental research and also as a potential therapeutic instrument.

Quite an interesting article so I recommend checking the rest out.

posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 05:53 PM
Great info....thats why TV's and our Computers are so addicting....Magnetism. Not bad tools but definetly misused in many aspects. We have to be careful at what we watch and what sites we go to because of it!

posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 06:40 PM
reply to post by PerfectPerception

I'm sorry, this is nothing new, and it was "discovered" long before 1985. I know that for a fact, because I had a small device that was marketed in the early and mid-1970s that did exactly that. I used it extensively for several months. I was attempting to increase the speed by which I was learning the TM method of meditation. (The device was not through or from the TM org.)

My best friend has never believed me, but I achieved the blissful state of "Oneness" in short order using the device, but I did. (It doesn't automatically make you a monk or a saint!) That type of device has been outlawed in the US since the mid-1980s or maybe even earlier.) Basically, it is a gloried "Tens" unit for the head. Today, they are available for use on other parts of the body. They can be relatively cheap pen-type devices for local pain or more complex with electrodes, etc. The formerly clinical EEG instrument has become wired to computers and can be used for brainwave training also. That is where the biggest promise for this direct work with the brain lays. (Don't tell Big Brother!)

It is unfortunate that such methods are considered dangerous, snake oil or worthless. They work. What happened is that the "seeking Alpha" craze of the 1970s lead to much bad press, coming on the heels of the '___' stories as it did.

Biofeedback training, specifically, brainwave training called neurofeedback is a growing field for treating all sorts of disorders that formerly were not dreamed to be connected to particular brainwave states. Many therapist, MDs, psychologists use them today. The internet is alive with info on these units. Most are available only via a professionals perscription and guidence. If you are interested in such training, check out the key words I've given above.

My equipment includes a Roshi Brain Brightner and an early version of the Brain Master EEG machine. Other methods using earphones that emit off-set frequences put to each ear to induce many of the same braiwave changes using sound alone. The proven Hemi-Sync tapes used by the Army's Remote Viewing people is a good example of these. Some use lights. I advocate all of these methods, but have no financial interest in any of them.

posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 11:39 PM
Is this gonna lead to complete course tapes or discs which can be plugged in to your pc, and played back through some head device ?kind of like a cramming helmet?
great for finals!

posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 03:51 AM
Hello all,

i suspect the egyptians used magnetism in the form of a headband (a snake) the life force of the north & south magnets, just my opinion.

posted on Jan, 30 2011 @ 03:56 AM
reply to post by Aliensun

Hello Aliensun,

Thank you for that post and the information within, i shall look into it asap,


posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 06:37 PM
Thanks for the replies and further ideas and insight with this subject.
I just wonder how far some of these advancements truly are hidden behind the curtain?
I am feel assured that the military industrial complex has made great strides and we may never truly know just what they can really do or have already done.

posted on Jan, 31 2011 @ 08:36 PM
reply to post by Icanseeatoms
Very interesting theory!

I have recently become interested in how magnetic fields influence us and also how ancient civilizations worshipped celestial bodies. Maybe the pyramids, stonehenge etc. were ways of focusing this energy to benefit them in some way?

And also if the recent unrest around the world could maybe be linked to all this magnetic change we've been hearing about?

posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 01:50 PM
reply to post by roasted aliv3

Hello roasted aliv3,
when u get the chance (20 posts up) u2u me and i will pass on information you require, sorry mods bit off topic but its connected to magnetism of all sorts, thank you,


posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 05:07 PM
here is a link to one of my new threads dealing with related information:

Check it out if interested

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