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  1. #1 Strong magnet next to your brain - any effect? 
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    If I were to place a super strong magnet next to my head will the magnet affect me/ my memory/ etc ?


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    there were studies done using a type of magnetic field (transcranial magnetic stimulation) where their head fit into it, (think it was some sort of hat like thing and they sat in a chair) people developped entirely new skills e.g. a sudden ability to draw, but no, normally magnet won't do anything noticeable.


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    fine: I have subscriptions to these but have to login for the full text, I can give the reference to some but not the weblink, pubmed them (or jorge1907, could be a bit much for you, you should stick to google scholar) if you want proof Im not making them up. Im not bothered to reference them fully.

    http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/j...TRY=1&SRETRY=0

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...f84c9b99794acb

    Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Vincent Walsh, John Rothwell
    Transcranial magnetic stimulation in cognitive neuroscience virtual lesion, chronometry, and functional connectivity
    Current Opinion in Neurobiology
    Volume 10, Issue 2, 1 April 2000, Pages 232-237

    Transcranial magnetic stimulation and the human brain
    M Hallett - Nature, 2000
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    Thanks robbie - very interesting. You're learning.
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    Appreciate that!
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    I've only access to the abstracts. do these guys speculate in text as to the mechanism?
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    You mean like an MRI? Probably not.
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