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Oct292013

Seriously? ... people are trying this at home.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/29/science/jump-starter-kits-for-the-mind.html?_r=0

In our lab, we are increasingly interested in techniques like transcranial magenetic stimulation (TMS) but I don't think we've ever considered just using a 9-V battery to stimulate the brain.  I have to advise against self-manipulation of your brain with electricity at home.  It is amazing to me what people will do.  

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