Saturday, June 21, 2003
Just your typical transcranial magnetic stimulator post...

A NYT piece about the electromagnetic component to creativity, and an EM-pulse generating machine that can "increase" creativity, is the most eye-opening this I've seen since Weird Science. I have been reading more philosophy lately than I usually do, and it hit me today that there's the whole physical aspect of the brain about which I know next to nothing. If anyone can suggest any books on cognitive biology, I'd appreciate it. Better yet, if anyone knows any cool stories about brain chords being severed and then the patient can't call a spoon a spoon if he's holding it in his left hand, well, tell me those stories, 'cause I assume that's all that cognitive bio is anyway.