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    Magnets Can Manipulate Morality

    Magnets Can Manipulate Morality : Discovery News

    Using a powerful magnetic field, scientists from MIT, Harvard University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are able to scramble the moral center of the brain, making it more difficult for people to separate innocent intentions from harmful outcomes. The research could have big implications for not only neuroscientists, but also for judges and juries.
    Fascinating. As we come closer to deciphering the working of the brain, experiments are going to come closer and closer to what we consider to be the soul. My personal question is how far is too far.

    One thing is certain though. If we can ever resolve the workings of the brain and model it mathematically, we could begin to start answering questions like whether natural rights exist.

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    Re: Magnets Can Manipulate Morality

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Magnets Can Manipulate Morality : Discovery News



    Fascinating. As we come closer to deciphering the working of the brain, experiments are going to come closer and closer to what we consider to be the soul. My personal question is how far is too far.

    One thing is certain though. If we can ever resolve the workings of the brain and model it mathematically, we could begin to start answering questions like whether natural rights exist.
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    Re: Magnets Can Manipulate Morality

    Paranormal investigators have long said that Electromagnetic Fields (EMT) have a negative effect on peoples brains, even inducing paranoia, and much more.

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    Re: Magnets Can Manipulate Morality

    I read about this on BBC I think. It sounds like the next date rape device to come...

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    Re: Magnets Can Manipulate Morality

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I read about this on BBC I think. It sounds like the next date rape device to come...
    I hope you're wrong but this day and age anything is possible with sexual predators.

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    Re: Magnets Can Manipulate Morality

    I remember a few years ago, someone noticed that some people who were clinically depressed experienced an improvement in symptoms following a diagnostic MRI (for other diagnostic purposes). There were supposed to be some clinical trials to see if something in the magnetic field had an effect on neurotransmitter function (or something along those lines), but I never read a follow-up on the study.
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    Re: Magnets Can Manipulate Morality

    I have worked with strong magnetic fields in my working life, I defy anyone to tell me I am not normal.
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