Build a transcranial magnetic stimulation and play with your brain

By | December 20, 2006

Build a transcranial magnetic stimulation and play with your brain

OpenStim is a community that aims to develop a magnetic brain stimulator which you can build and use in your own home.The technique is known as ‘transcranial magnetic stimulation’ or TMS. In essence, TMS is a powerful computer controlled electromagnet that sends focused magnetic pulses into the brain.

The magnetic field induces a current in the neurons, which then become stimulated as a result.

This can be used to alter the brain in specific ways, either activating or deactivating certain areas of the cortex. … Existing research has used this technique and has shown that stimulating certain areas improves mood or, in some instances, cognitive performance. – more on mindhacks

Too late, I already installed a small door with some squeeky hinges in my skull. I can open it and directly plug my I-pod into my mesodiencephalic transition zone, including the ventral tegmental area.

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