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Magnets may make the brain grow stronger

Posted on Sunday, 27 May, 2007 | Comment icon 14 comments


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"Could magnets make the mind grow stronger? In mice at least, stimulating the brain with a magnetic coil appears to promote the growth of new neurons in areas associated with learning and memory."

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Comment icon #5 Posted by Darkwind on 27 May, 2007, 19:01
Every once in a while I have MRI's, I hate the things. (Yes I have a brain. I have the pictures to prove it.) The machine makes my muscles spas. Last time they had to tie me up so I wouldn't move. When I am done I can barely walk. I don't think they know all that electro-magnetic energy does to the brain or nerves. I don't think it makes me any smarter. I wouldn't want to live under high tension wires.
Comment icon #6 Posted by adkchamp on 27 May, 2007, 22:37
Look at Magneto, he seems swell...LOL
Comment icon #7 Posted by dindwyder on 28 May, 2007, 5:58
i predict huge sales in refrigerator magnets
Comment icon #8 Posted by when.i.am.queen. on 28 May, 2007, 7:30
But hasnt magnets having beneficial propertis for you health been around for a very long time? We did something about that in Ancient last year...and you can certainly get those magnetic bracelets. Actually as a matter of fact, I saw blankets with magnets in them at work the other day as well. For medicinal purposes, they said. But they weren't to be used by anyone who had either a pacemaker, on an insulin pump. That counts me out then. What about all those people who wear magnetic earings?
Comment icon #9 Posted by LiQuiD_FuSioN on 28 May, 2007, 8:51
So, can I run my own tests using homemade objects?
Comment icon #10 Posted by ships-cat on 28 May, 2007, 9:02
Hmmm... we should be careful to distinguish Magnetism from Electro-Magentism. Despite the similarity in name, these are somewhat different beasts. The original story reffers to a 'magnetic coil' ... that IMPLIES an electromagnet. Other posters here have been reffering to natural magnets. (e.g. fridge magnets etc). You can tell if it's a natural magnet - it doesn't need electricity. Meow Purr.
Comment icon #11 Posted by when.i.am.queen. on 28 May, 2007, 9:25
Hmmm... we should be careful to distinguish Magnetism from Electro-Magentism. Despite the similarity in name, these are somewhat different beasts. The original story reffers to a 'magnetic coil' ... that IMPLIES an electromagnet. Other posters here have been reffering to natural magnets. (e.g. fridge magnets etc). You can tell if it's a natural magnet - it doesn't need electricity. Meow Purr. Aaaah Ok. Whoopsies, my bad.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Chas on 28 May, 2007, 9:34
Hmmm... we should be careful to distinguish Magnetism from Electro-Magentism. Despite the similarity in name, these are somewhat different beasts. The original story reffers to a 'magnetic coil' ... that IMPLIES an electromagnet. Other posters here have been reffering to natural magnets. (e.g. fridge magnets etc). You can tell if it's a natural magnet - it doesn't need electricity. Meow Purr. An electromagnet and electromagnetism are also different things. An electromagnet only produces a magnetic field when induced by the flow of electric charge, but the field is the same as one produced by a... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 29 May, 2007, 11:29
So, can I run my own tests using homemade objects? Sure, why not. Let us know how that pans out for you.
Comment icon #14 Posted by kobolds on 30 May, 2007, 14:44
go and buy big magnet and use it as pillow . let me know if you getting smarter or not


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