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Very nice talk. You might think it’s complicated at first but she shows you the simple tests live with kids, very well done. She shows the brain region for thinking about other people thoughts and it’s development. How does this brain region develop during childhood to adulthood? Is this the cognitive side of empathy?
The researchers also tried to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to influence this specific brain region, can it change peoples moral judgment? She already had telephone calls from the CIA but luckily she doesn’t answer them. Be sure to see the interview at the end of the video.
Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Here, Rebecca Saxe shares fascinating lab work that uncovers how the brain thinks about other peoples’ thoughts — and judges their actions.
Magnetic brain stimulator touted as treatment for depression – Engadget
As it said in the article this device is introduced during the American Psychiatric Association meeting in San Diego this year. It employs transcranial magnetic stimulation.The mistake in this article is the notion that previously you had to have anesthesia for it, they probably mean with ECT. There is no hard evidence that transcranial magnetic stimulation is actually working as a treatment for depression.
See also:about depression.com