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Crush
09-28-2010, 01:04 AM
http://io9.com/5649367/you-can-switch-from-right+handed-to-left+handed-through-the-power-of-magnets


You can switch from right-handed to left-handed through the power of magnets (http://io9.com/5649367/you-can-switch-from-right+handed-to-left+handed-through-the-power-of-magnets)

When performing simple tasks like pushing elevator buttons or picking up a cup, the brain actually has a mini-debate as to which hand should do the jobs. Now magnetic stimulation will make sure the brain always chooses the left hand. Although most people are pretty clearly right- or left-handed when performing more complex tasks, like writing or handling sports equipment, almost everyone is ambidextrous when it comes to simple tasks. So in those cases, the brain's parietal cortex is charged with assessing which hand makes more sense to perform a specific task. A new study by researchers at UC Berkeley reveals this is actually a competitive process between the two hands, and it's actually possibly to disrupt the cortex's decision-making with a little transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS.

The researchers found that TMS disrupts the neurons in charge of motor skills, and this in turn reduced the right hand's chances of being selected to perform the simple task at hand. Instead, the left hand became the predominant choice of the test subjects, even thought most were naturally right-handed. Lead researcher Richard Ivry suspects this is just the tip of the iceberg, and TMS could also affect many other types of simple decision-making, like what sort of fruit a person wants to eat or which movie to go see.

The ability to adjust which hand a person uses also has medical applications. Ivry explains that they hope to use this research to fight learned limb disuse, in which victims of stroke and other brain injuries start favoring the arm or leg they can more easily control. This magnetic stimulation would help force the patient to use the other limbs again, helping to restore full limb movement.

[Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/09/17/1006223107.abstract)]

Send an email to Alasdair Wilkins, the author of this post, at alasdair@io9.com.

Shogun
09-28-2010, 01:07 AM
Im Left handed.

Crush
09-28-2010, 01:09 AM
Im Left handed.


Then I guess this space-age Back to the Future Mr. Fusion technology is not for you, Mr. Smarty Pants.

Shogun
09-28-2010, 01:10 AM
LOL. I just read it all. That is fucking awesome. Great post.

kysirsoze
09-28-2010, 01:26 AM
I don't think this would work for me. When I masturbate, it's very complicated. Very. A lot of fine motor skills and higher brain function coming into play.

CrazyPhuD
09-28-2010, 01:32 AM
What if we already use both?

kysirsoze
09-28-2010, 01:34 AM
What if we already use both?

No need to brag. What are you? A porn star?

CrazyPhuD
09-28-2010, 01:37 AM
No need to brag. What are you? A porn star?

Dude who's bragging, one hand has to hold the tweezers and the other has to hold the magnifying glass! :cuss:

Jayhawkerman2001
09-28-2010, 02:32 AM
it creeped me out how it says it could possibly affect which movies we want to go see, or which type of food we want to eat... They're going to start controlling us!!

Science fiction shit there

Psyko Tek
09-28-2010, 07:53 AM
not if you have your antimagnetic tin foil hats on

I sell them if you need one...

Shogun
09-28-2010, 07:55 AM
not if you have your antimagnetic tin foil hats on

I sell them if you need one...

And you know who makes that tin foil? The fuckin' Government man.

http://uroboros.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/paranoia.jpg

Art Vader
09-28-2010, 09:26 AM
my left hand is for slappin' bitches. :shrug: