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Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain
07-02-2014, 06:24 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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ONE moment you're conscious, the next you're not. For the first time, researchers have switched off consciousness by electrically stimulating a single brain area.

Scientists have been probing individual regions of the brain for over a century, exploring their function by zapping them with electricity and temporarily putting them out of action. Despite this, they have never been able to turn off consciousness – until now.
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It now looks as if Crick and Koch were on to something. In a study published last week, Mohamad Koubeissi at the George Washington University in Washington DC and his colleagues describe how they managed to switch a woman's consciousness off and on by stimulating her claustrum. The woman has epilepsy so the team were using deep brain electrodes to record signals from different brain regions to work out where her seizures originate. One electrode was positioned next to the claustrum, an area that had never been stimulated before.

When the team zapped the area with high frequency electrical impulses, the woman lost consciousness. She stopped reading and stared blankly into space, she didn't respond to auditory or visual commands and her breathing slowed. As soon as the stimulation stopped, she immediately regained consciousness with no memory of the event. The same thing happened every time the area was stimulated during two days of experiments (Epilepsy and Behavior, doi.org/tgn).

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22...brain.html

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07-02-2014, 06:28 PM #2
Accidental Stoner Member
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NWO's wet dream...

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07-02-2014, 07:14 PM #3
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(07-02-2014, 06:24 PM)Octo Wrote:  ONE moment you're conscious, the next you're not. For the first time, researchers have switched off consciousness by electrically stimulating a single brain area.

Scientists have been probing individual regions of the brain for over a century, exploring their function by zapping them with electricity and temporarily putting them out of action. Despite this, they have never been able to turn off consciousness – until now.
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It now looks as if Crick and Koch were on to something. In a study published last week, Mohamad Koubeissi at the George Washington University in Washington DC and his colleagues describe how they managed to switch a woman's consciousness off and on by stimulating her claustrum. The woman has epilepsy so the team were using deep brain electrodes to record signals from different brain regions to work out where her seizures originate. One electrode was positioned next to the claustrum, an area that had never been stimulated before.

When the team zapped the area with high frequency electrical impulses, the woman lost consciousness. She stopped reading and stared blankly into space, she didn't respond to auditory or visual commands and her breathing slowed. As soon as the stimulation stopped, she immediately regained consciousness with no memory of the event. The same thing happened every time the area was stimulated during two days of experiments (Epilepsy and Behavior, doi.org/tgn).

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22...brain.html

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07-02-2014, 07:32 PM #4
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What can go wrong? coffeetime.gif

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07-02-2014, 07:55 PM #5
Accidental Stoner Member
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Wish all those bloody POO think-tanks had one...
07-02-2014, 08:01 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It reminds me of how some alien abductees are paralyzed, by the grays. It would be nice, instead of wearing a foil hat, to devise a way to not just block the waves but send it back to its source.
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07-03-2014, 01:27 AM #7
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(07-02-2014, 06:28 PM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  NWO's wet dream...

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No kidding.
07-03-2014, 01:40 AM #8
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yup.gif Erase all the problems

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07-03-2014, 05:12 AM #9
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Ive been doing this via alcohol for decades chuckle.gif


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07-03-2014, 05:52 AM #10
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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chuckle.gif Gumby, but your drunken consciousness is then freed not paralyzed, right?
07-03-2014, 09:08 AM #11
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07-03-2014, 05:22 PM #12
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the claustrum is one of the brain parts which is found in every (yet examined) living mammal on earth.
makes you think twice about what we're doing to them...



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