## DIY brain electrification

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### DIY brain electrification

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

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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.”
frucking droud.

outta be a law.

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### Re: DIY brain electrification

DIY shock treatment to take the blues away.

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### Re: DIY brain electrification

Hmmm ...

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

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### Re: DIY brain electrification

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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Abdul Alhazred
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### Re: DIY brain electrification

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

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### Re: DIY brain electrification

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.
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

Abdul Alhazred
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### Re: DIY brain electrification

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?
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### Re: DIY brain electrification

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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Abdul Alhazred
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### Re: DIY brain electrification

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

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

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

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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Abdul Alhazred
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### Re: DIY brain electrification

Witness wrote:
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.
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### Re: DIY brain electrification

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

Tsk-tsk, Abdul!

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

But we're straying from the brain.