Posted by : brij fbEducator Tuesday, 3 July 2018


A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have revived a classic psychiatric remedy that involves stimulating the brain with electricity, or as it’s most commonly called shock treatment. It’s not so shocking: The team conducted a “double-blind, stratified, placebo-controlled, randomized trial” with 81 healthy adults (36 men and 45 women). The test subjects were split into two groups, one receiving low-grade electrical stimulation to their prefrontal cortex for a period of 20 minutes, and the other receiving 30 seconds of a much smaller amount of stimulation followed by nothing. Neither participants nor facilitators were aware of which group…

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