Transcranial magnetic stimulation
How Does the Brain Work? PBS Airdate: September 14, 2011 NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON: Hi, I'm Neil deGrasse Tyson, your host for NOVA scienceNOW, where this season, we're asking six big questions. On this episode: How Does the Brain Work? To find out, I head to Las Vegas, where brain researchers are placing their bets on magic. MAC KING (Magician) : That's a dang real fish.
Jan. 29, 2011 — 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.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation ( TMS ) is a noninvasive method to cause depolarization or hyperpolarization in the neurons of the brain . TMS uses electromagnetic induction to induce weak electric currents using a rapidly changing magnetic field ; this can cause activity in specific or general parts of the brain with minimal discomfort, allowing the functioning and interconnections of the brain to be studied. A variant of TMS, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation ( rTMS ), has been tested as a treatment tool for various neurological and psychiatric disorders including migraines , strokes , Parkinson's disease , dystonia , tinnitus , depression and auditory hallucinations . [ edit ] Background
What does this mean in terms of free will? "We don't have free will, in the spiritual sense. What you're seeing is the last output stage of a machine.