Can Magnets On Your Brain Keep You From Lying? | Singularity Hub
“Researchers at the University of Tartu in Estonia recently published a small study on the effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on the part of the brain known as the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC). TMS uses a pulsing electromagnet to influence the brain. ”
The DLPFC happens to be one of my favorite brain regions, and I’ve never come across research into its function in lying. Although; I can imagine how this is so with it being a critical region in the process of decision making. This study suggests that the DLPFC may be vital to our discrimination ability and even our very perception of reality. It’s one of the regions that “power down” during the dream state, and under an elevated amount activity can allow the dreamer to experience lucid dreams. Manipulation of this region in various social contexts should yield some interesting results.
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