San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We now have the ability to stimulate the human brain either directly with implanted electrodes, by drugs that can increase mental performance and by electrical and magnetic stimulation through the scalp. We can also see the brain in action using magnetic resonance imaging. Professor Vincent Walsh goes behind the hype surrounding these developments and explains some of these methods and their potential uses in medical, psychological and military frameworks. Once we have established what they can do and what they could do in the future, the next question is, what should we do with them?
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Manchester Science Festival
Part playground, part laboratory
Science takes over Manchester each October.
Expect a vibrant and packed programme of events for families, young people and adults.