Professor Alan Snyder. Centre for the Mind, Sydney University.
Professor Alan Synder with a transcranial magnetic stimulation machine in one of his Centre of the Mind rooms at Sydney University. A TMS machine concists of a coil of copper wire inside a paddle-shaped casing. Passingan electric current through the coil induces a an intense magnetic field around it. If you place the paddle on someone's scalp the magnetic field penetrates about 2 cms into their scull, inducing an electronic field in the brain tissue beneath. Depending on the strength of the field, the shape of the coil and the rate of the electronic pulses this either activates, slows down or jamsnormal signaling in that part of the brain. Shutting off the left frontotemporallobe with a TMS machine can improve your eye for detail and subtly alter your drawing style.Add to Lightbox Download