Monday, January 24, 2011

Here's the Plot for Your Next Amoral Killer Thriller

Scientists Disrupt Moral Reasoning With Magnets To The Skull: "Want to make somebody lose her belief that harming somebody else is wrong? All you have to do is hold a special magnet up to her head in the right place.

Using a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation - in which magnets are used to disrupt neural activity in specific parts of the brain - scientists managed to 'turn off' people's moral centers. According to a release from PNAS, which published results of the study yesterday:"


Jerry House said...

Didn't Ted Bundy have a magnetic personality?

Fred Zackel said...

Remember the tongue frozen on the steel post in Christmas Story? I can't get past this double-wide trailer.

Deb said...

Is there any positive application for this discovery?