ZAP your brain? You must be crazy!

The brain is an incredible, changeable thing, as John Elder Robinson learned when transcranial magnetic stimulation changed his life.John Elder on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on RedditEmail a friendZAP your brain? You must be crazy!That’s a common reaction when people hear that I volunteered for a series of neuroscience experiments in which scientists used high power electromagnetic fields to induce tiny electrical currents in the circuits of my brain, in an effort to help me see emotional cues in other people.It wasn’t just scientific zeal that made me do it. There was a vaguely defined but powerful hope of “making myself better.”You see, I’m autistic, and as much as I appreciate my autistic gifts, I’ve always had a hard time connecting to people. The scientists running this particular…

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