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DIY brain electrification

Postby Pyrrho » Wed May 07, 2014 3:45 pm

Paging Dr. Venkman...

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/diy-brain-stimulation

When he got home, he took his supplies into his office. He heated up his soldering iron, hoping his wife wouldn’t see what he was up to. He fished a few wires out of his desk and built a simple circuit. Using alligator clips, he connected the circuit to two kitchen sponges soaked in saline and strapped them to his head with a sweatband. He positioned one sponge just above his right eyebrow and the other up high on the left side of his forehead. Then he snapped the battery into place, turned a small dial, and sent an electric current into his brain.


BZZZZZT

According to the article, it's all the rage these days. No word on whether or not it makes a person's brains less desirable to zombies.
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Re: DIY brain electrification

Postby Rob Lister » Wed May 07, 2014 3:59 pm

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She started stimulating her brain a few times a week. “I put it on while I’m reading the Bible, so it goes by quickly,” she says. It gave her greater mental clarity. “It just kind of took the fogginess away.”


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Re: DIY brain electrification

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed May 07, 2014 4:13 pm

DIY shock treatment to take the blues away.

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Re: DIY brain electrification

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed May 07, 2014 4:24 pm

Hmmm ...

Kickstarter ... in kit form or already assembled ... Fit the whole works into a propeller beanie ...

The Happy Hat TM

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Re: DIY brain electrification

Postby ed » Wed May 07, 2014 4:26 pm

Pyrrho wrote:Paging Dr. Venkman...

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/diy-brain-stimulation

When he got home, he took his supplies into his office. He heated up his soldering iron, hoping his wife wouldn’t see what he was up to. He fished a few wires out of his desk and built a simple circuit. Using alligator clips, he connected the circuit to two kitchen sponges soaked in saline and strapped them to his head with a sweatband. He positioned one sponge just above his right eyebrow and the other up high on the left side of his forehead. Then he snapped the battery into place, turned a small dial, and sent an electric current into his brain.


BZZZZZT

According to the article, it's all the rage these days. No word on whether or not it makes a person's brains less desirable to zombies.

Dunno. I suspect BS
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Re: DIY brain electrification

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed May 07, 2014 4:31 pm

Why pay big $$$ for invasive procedures like lobotomies ...

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Re: DIY brain electrification

Postby Pyrrho » Wed May 07, 2014 4:34 pm

ed wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:Paging Dr. Venkman...

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/diy-brain-stimulation

When he got home, he took his supplies into his office. He heated up his soldering iron, hoping his wife wouldn’t see what he was up to. He fished a few wires out of his desk and built a simple circuit. Using alligator clips, he connected the circuit to two kitchen sponges soaked in saline and strapped them to his head with a sweatband. He positioned one sponge just above his right eyebrow and the other up high on the left side of his forehead. Then he snapped the battery into place, turned a small dial, and sent an electric current into his brain.


BZZZZZT

According to the article, it's all the rage these days. No word on whether or not it makes a person's brains less desirable to zombies.

Dunno. I suspect BS

The debunking starts later in the article.
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Re: DIY brain electrification

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed May 07, 2014 4:37 pm

But they really did wirehead some lab rats back in the 1960s, right?

Maybe what this guy is doing isn't the real deal, but what meanie suppressed the technology in the first place? :propeller:
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Re: DIY brain electrification

Postby ed » Wed May 07, 2014 5:39 pm

Pyrrho wrote:
ed wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:Paging Dr. Venkman...

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/diy-brain-stimulation

When he got home, he took his supplies into his office. He heated up his soldering iron, hoping his wife wouldn’t see what he was up to. He fished a few wires out of his desk and built a simple circuit. Using alligator clips, he connected the circuit to two kitchen sponges soaked in saline and strapped them to his head with a sweatband. He positioned one sponge just above his right eyebrow and the other up high on the left side of his forehead. Then he snapped the battery into place, turned a small dial, and sent an electric current into his brain.


BZZZZZT

According to the article, it's all the rage these days. No word on whether or not it makes a person's brains less desirable to zombies.

Dunno. I suspect BS

The debunking starts later in the article.


As I recall, eeg is in the microvolt range on the scalp.
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Re: DIY brain electrification

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed May 07, 2014 5:59 pm

Who here remembers the movie Shock Treatment? :coolspecs:
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Re: DIY brain electrification

Postby Harikrish » Wed May 07, 2014 10:55 pm

Sounds like something skeptics can use to treat themselves with this DIY brain electrification and avoid signing up for the full shock treatment.

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Re: DIY brain electrification

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:31 pm

Whatever happened to ... :propeller:
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Re: DIY brain electrification

Postby sparks » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:14 pm

The only way to make these people smarter (whatever that really is) would be to plug the silly gits into the fucking wall outlet.
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Re: DIY brain electrification

Postby Witness » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:22 pm

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Re: DIY brain electrification

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:34 pm

Witness wrote:Image


Actually, I don't think the picture shows the right way to use it.

Because if they did, it could not legally be sent through the mail. 8)
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Re: DIY brain electrification

Postby sparks » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:37 pm

To each his own AA. :)
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Re: DIY brain electrification

Postby Witness » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:44 pm

Tsk-tsk, Abdul!

During the Algerian war the Froggies "interrogated" their prisoners with the infamous "gégène" (short for "générateur"):

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