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Electronic Brain Stimulation - I have some questions about the safety of it

John H. johnh at faraway.xxx
Fri May 16 09:58:28 EST 2003

Thanks Didier, I'll archive this just in case I am struck down by the
prospect of a long painful death.

John H.

"Didier A. Depireux" <didier at rai.isr.umd.edu> wrote in message
news:ba2q8g$jmo$1 at grapevine.wam.umd.edu...
> madhatter <mad_hatter at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> > If you've read that page, you'll know that it uses a 9v. Do you think
> > is safe? I'm really concerned, and somewhat scared of trying this again,
> > though I'm also really curious.
> Do you know you can easily kill yourself with a 9-V battery. Insert a
> in one of your left fingers, and in one of your right fingers. By
> a needle, you can make the impedance in the couple of Ohms range. I = V/R,
> and with R below 18 Ohms, and V = 9 volts, you get 1/2 Amp through your
> heart, which is guaranteed to stop your heart. If you time it well,
though, a
> few mA will stop your heart too, so you only need the resistance to be
> 1 kOhm and some luck with the timing.
> I am not sure what current you need to fry your brain, though.
> Actually,
> http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1999-50.html
> Didier
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