Re: transcranial magnetic stimulation (was Uploading and Nanotech)

Holger Wagner (
Sun, 19 Apr 1998 13:22:01 +0200

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> > He was heard saying to the patient that she would notice twitching in her
> > extremities when he found the right spot..
> You can do a lot more. I have read one paper where TMS was used to
> disrupt braille reading in blind (they seem to use the former visual
> cortex for it), and other experiments in disrupting language. It is a
> crude stimulus, but it works.

Is that paper available on the internet? I'd be especially interested in
how much "fine-tuning" is possible to stimulate smaller and smaller
parts or even complex patterns.