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By holding an electromagnet close to a person’s skull, researchers can alter the neuron activity in the person’s brain. This technique, called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), can be used for a variety of reasons...
In the video below, Vincent Walsh from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London uses magnets to turn off the speech center in Highfield’s brain for a fraction of a second. Walsh also demonstrates the method on himself.
Though in the open scientific literature only some 30 experiments were published, supporting this assumption (1),(2), already in 1974, in the USSR, after succesfull testing with military unit in Novosibirsk, the installation Radioson (Radiosleep) was registered with the Government Committee on the Matters of Inventions and Discoveries of the USSR, described as a method of induction of sleep by means of radio waves (3), (4), (5). In the scientific literature technical feasibility of making a human being asleep by radio waves is confirmed in the book by English scientist carrying out research on the biological effects of electromagnetism (6). In the report by World Health Association on nonionizing radiation from 1991 we read "Many of biological effects observed in animals exposed to ELF fields appear to be associated, either directly or indirectly, with the nervous system" (2).
Among the published experiments there are experiments where pulsed microwaves caused the synchronization of isolated neurons with the frequency of pulsing of microwaves - for example a neuron firing at a frequency 0.8 Hz was forced in this way to fire the impulses at a frequency of 1 Hz. As well pulsed microwaves changed the concentration of neurotransmitters in brain (neurotransmitters are a part of the mechanism which causes the firing of neurons in the brain) and reinforced or attenuated the effects of drugs delivered into the brain (1). The experiment where the main brain frequencies registered by EEG were synchronized with therequency of microwave pulsing (1,2) might explain the function of the Russian installation Radioson. Microwaves pulsed in the sleep frequency would cause the synchronization of the brain activity with the sleep frequency and in this way produce the sleep. Pulsing of microwaves in frequency predominating in the brain at awaked state could by the same procedure deny the sleep to a human being.
Measures of electrical brain activity (event-related potentials, ERPs) have been useful in understanding language processing for several decades. Extant data suggest that the amplitude of the N400 component of the ERP is a general index of the ease or difficulty of retrieving stored conceptual knowledge associated with a word, which is dependent on both the stored representation itself, and the retrieval cues provided by the preceding context. Recordings from patients with brain damage, intracranial recordings, and magnetoencephalographic data implicate a (probably large portion of) the left temporal lobe as the largest source of the N400 semantic context eVect, with a substantial but lesser contribution from the right temporal lobe. Event-related functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) studies using semantic context manipulations are dominated by observations of greater hemodynamic activity for incongruent sentence completions or semantically unrelated words than congruent or related words, consistent with the direction of the ERP eVect. The locations of the hemodynamic eVects show some variability across studies, but one commonly identified region is the left superior temporal gyrus, which is compatible with the electrophysiological results. A second commonly identiWed region in the fMRI studies is the left inferior frontal gyrus, which does not appear to make a substantial contribution to the N400 eVect.
Originally posted by Maxmars
It's sort of funny...
Recently I heard a conversation where people were making fun of Jessie Ventura's interview with a man who claimed this technology existed and the 'military industrial complex' was using it. Everyone laughed that Jessie had been hoodwinked and they declared Jessie was 'losing it.'
Now here it is....
Scratch that. It's not funny at all.edit on 12-4-2011 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ZiggyMojo
Imagine the implications that moving magnetic poles and a polarity shift could have on the human brain. Imagine the weapons being developed to utilize this tech already... I'd imagine there is or has already been some serious testing done in the field and on related instruments.
How magnets held to the head could switch off our sense of right and wrong[/url]Scientists claim they have found a way to turn off our understanding of right and wrong – by using magnets.
When special kinds of magnets are held up to a person’s head they can disrupt the neural centre responsible for morality, tests showed.
A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology first asked 20 volunteers to rate actions on a scale from one (morally forbidden) to seven (permissible).
Each subject was then asked similar questions while transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) was being applied to their brain’s right temporoparietal junction (RTPJ).
The researchers, led by Professor Liane Young, found that participants undergoing the process were less likely to believe something that causes harm to another is wrong.
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Originally posted by Ryanssuperman
First time I saw this I thought about the news reporters with the speech issues lately. Interesting.edit on 12-4-2011 by Ryanssuperman because: (no reason given)