In Episode #94, Dr. James Giordano joins Jesse for a conversation about brain stimulation technologies that work both through the skull (trans-cranial electric stimulation, or tES, and trans-cranial magnetic stimulation, or tMS) and by way of invasive surgical procedures (deep brain stimulation, or DBS). What is today’s state-of-the art and what might it be in the very near future?
Throw in a spirited conversation about neuroethics — Dr. Giordano consults DARPA on these issues, helping to keep the U.S. military’s most sci-fi branch ethically on-track — and you’ve got an episode that will leave your brain fully charged.
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The application of electricity to the brain.
This Week In Neuroscience: To punish or not to punish.
Thank you for the great reviews on iTunes.
The audience interaction section.
Jesse introduces Dr. James Giordano.
An overview on deep brain stimulation, or DBS.
The OMNI (Octopus Multiple Neurological Implant) device.
Looking at trans-cranial technologies.
Differences between trans-cranial electric and magnetic stimulation.
Direct-to-consumer options - the road ahead.
The neuroethics conversation.
The future trajectory.
Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: Some interesting astronaut statistics.