Saturday, June 10, 2006

MAGNETIC FIELDS MAY ENHANCE BRAIN ACTIVITY

Sounds like an episode of LOST, but the apparant early results show that brain activity and functioning may actually be enhanced in the presence of magnetic fields! Sounds like we are on the brink of something here. Remeber the story a few months ago about how magnets were now being used to treat depression instead of drugs?
A joint venture of the Australian National University and the University of Sydney investigated whether repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, TMS, can improve a healthy person's ability to guess accurately the number of elements in a scene, the London Telegraph reported.

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Participants in the study were presented with 50 to 150 random elements on a monitor. Ten of the 12 participants improved their ability accurately to guess the number of elements immediately following TMS treatment to the left anterior temporal lobe, a skill that receded an hour later, the newspaper said.


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