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Magnetic Mind Control

Using magnetic wands, researchers can control the brain functions of human subjects and treat depression.
Publish Date: Topic: Body + BrainBody & Brain

Obi-Wan Kenobi used it to get his droids past policing stormtroopers in Star Wars. But now the thrilling, terrifying prospect of controlling another's mind using invisible forces is stepping out of the movies and into the lab, as scientists "hack" into the human brain using targeted magnetic fields. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS, is now being used not only to explore brain functions but also to treat mental depression, with surprisingly powerful results.

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