electronic brain stimulation

kenneth paul collins KPCollins at postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Sat Oct 5 02:27:12 EST 1996

Marge Congress wrote:
> Students at my high school need information about electronic brain
> stimulation... is it a frequent course of therapy for any diseases,
> what is done to the patient, what are the results, where can we find
> other information about it.

such stimulation was pioneered by Wilder Penfield 20-30 years ago, and 
is done only during surgery with respect to existing neurological 
conditions, such as epilepsy... the stimulation is very-useful because 
it enables the surgeon to map the surgical plan so as to minimize 
needless loss of function... a side benefit of this useful procedure is 
that it provides generalizable mapping information with respect to "the" 

ESB is not to be confuses with EST (electro-shock-"therapy") in which a 
current is applied across the temples in efforts to blast folks out of 
psychological "states" that are deemed, by societal consensus, to be 
"undesireable"... ken collins
People hate because they fear, and they fear because
they do not understand, and they do not understand 
because hating is less work than understanding.

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