Monday, May 17, 2010

Putting on the God helmet

Danish neurobiologist Lone Frank is visiting for Sydney Writers' Festival, and the local broadsheet newspaper ran an article about her book, Mindfield, this past weekend. After donning the "God helmet" which magnetically stimulates the brain to produce a quasi-religious experience, Frank 'makes the case in her book that the world is "on the threshold of a neuroscience revolution".'

Everything we learn about how the brain operates adds to our understanding of what goes on between our ears. Stay tuned for my reports on Frank's Writers' Festival sessions, Brain Wave and Mindfield, that I'll be attending this coming Friday and Sunday.

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