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  • 6/29/13 Quick TDCS Will Make You See Hotter People | Popular Science www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-06/want-everyone-around-you-seem-better-looking-just-get-your-brain-zapped 1/2 Previous Article: What Does Cancer Smell Like? New Devices Diagnose Patients By Scent Next Article: The Miami Heat's Stunning Season In One Image [Infographic] Want People To Look Hotter? Get Your Brain Zapped 4 COMMENTS ELSEWHERE ON POPSCI.COM Discovered: Giant Dolphin­Like Sea Monster That Ate Dinosaurs Who Or What Left This 60,000­Ton Ancient Artifact Under The Sea? A Protein Killer Could Treat All Cancers, and Possibly All Illnesses Men: Wearing A T­Shirt With The Letter T On It Makes You More Attractive Man Diagnosed 'Comatose' For 23 Years Was Actually Conscious All Along Gallery: The Twentieth Century's Best­Kept Military Secrets FROM AROUND THE WEB Five Photos You've Gotta See This Week: May 31 (Red Bull) Five Photos You've Gotta See This Week: June 21 (Red Bull) Probiotics Found In Yogurt Affects Brain Function In Women (redOrbit) Atlantis Found In Brazil Via Discovery Of Ancient Granite Rock (redOrbit) 5 Signs You Might Be at Risk for Diabetes (Caring.com) It’s Official: The Sea Shepherds Are Pirates (Center for Consumer Freedom) By Colin Lecher Posted 06.24.2013 at 12:30 pm After getting a shock to the brain, subjects in a recent study rated the people around them as more attractive. Angelina in Red Lipstick Dan MacMedan/WireImage To the list of curious things getting your brain zapped can do, add this: make the people around you seem more attractive. Researchers from the California Institute of Technology recently studied that effect by giving 99 study participants 15 minutes of transcranial direct current stimulation, or TDCS, an electrode­based, non­invasive way of juicing the brain. (A company is also marketing TDCS as a very sketchy means of getting better at video games.) The participants got an fMRI scan before and after the brain shock, and were shown faces while in the fMRI machine. After the zapping, the participants rated the faces as more attractive. The fMRI, meanwhile, showed increases in activity in the patients' prefrontal area and midbrain, as well as a higher output of dopamine. The midbrain is a source of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with rating of attractiveness, as well as a long list of neurological disorders. So this study was a proof of concept: TDCS can be used as a non­invasive way of activating the midbrain, up to the point of influencing behavior. The findings could have implications for people suffering from neurological disorders schizophrenia, depression, and Parkinson's. Maybe it can help you be nicer to your co­workers, too. [NBC News] Recommended by Wonder 06/24/13 at 12:51 pm So is this article suggestion we all go out and get our brain zapped for the benefit of helping the social media or to help those with particular mental disorders or both? Link to this comment
  • 6/29/13 Quick TDCS Will Make You See Hotter People | Popular Science www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-06/want-everyone-around-you-seem-better-looking-just-get-your-brain-zapped 2/2     Copyright © 2012 Popular Science A Bonnier Corporation Company. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. To comment, please Login. D49 06/24/13 at 1:32 pm This editorial staffs boner for Angelina is quite apparent. Let me guess, an Angelina poster right next to the Marilyn Monroe poster? Lol Link to this comment Brown04 06/24/13 at 7:49 pm If you think Evelyn`s story is impossible,, 5 weeks ago my boy frends dad earned $7786 sitting there an eleven hour week at home and their neighbor's sister­in­law`s neighbour was doing this for 9­months and made over $7786 in their spare time from there pc. the steps available at this link...... Cat48.com Link to this comment