March 27, 2003

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator

The Daily Telegraph reports on a Canadian scientist who has developed a gadget which stimulates the temporal lobe in such a way that the wearer will experience mystical hallucinations. The gadget is based on research indicating that some religious mystics may have actually been suffering from a neurological disorder called temporal lobe epilepsy.

The Telegraph had him try it out on militant atheist Richard Dawkins.

ObBook: Lying Awake by Mark Salzman

(via Boing Boing)

Posted by jeffy at March 27, 2003 07:18 PM