Scientists Disrupt Moral Reasoning With Magnets To The Skull (Study)

“Want to make somebody lose her belief that harming somebody else is wrong? All you have to do is hold a special magnet up to her head in the right place.
Using a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation – in which magnets are used to disrupt neural activity in specific parts of the brain – scientists managed to “turn off” people’s moral centers. According to a release from PNAS, which published results of the study yesterday.”

from: www.io9.com/5505122/scientists-disrupt-moral-reasoning-with-magnets-to-the-skull
Original study: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/03/11/0914826107

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