Tag: electricity

  • Shock Therapy and Space Mummies

    Researchers claim, for the first time, to have used custom-fitted deep brain stimulation to substantially alleviate a patient’s decades-long bout with severe depression. Anthony and Jeff discuss the scientific and ethical ramifications of re-wiring the brain with actual wires. Then, what happens to dead bodies on Mars? If humans are gonna go there, then we better be thinking about it! Luckily, scientists are, and Jeff and Anthony might not like the conclusions. [more]

  • Jolt of Personality

    Trans-cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) - the process of directly electrocuting parts of the brain to accelerate learning - causes Anthony and Jeff to debate the possibility of the human soul. If we are just a series of electrical impulses, does it even matter if we can all be Super Men? Also how badass would it be to have rocketfeet? Hey! If you're enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here's the link to do it on iTunes: [http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns](http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns) Jeff on Twitter: [http://twitter.com/jeffcannata](http://twitter.com/jeffcannata) Anthony on Twitter: [http://twitter.com/acarboni](http://twitter.com/acarboni) Today's story was submitted by @_DaanishSyed and @saviopalm RadioLab 9-Volt Nirvana: [http://www.radiolab.org/story/9-volt-nirvana/](http://www.radiolab.org/story/9-volt-nirvana/) [more]

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