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Dr. Gary G. Kohls and Dr. Peter R. Breggin – Electroconvulsant Shock Therapy (ECT): Is it Safe or Even Effective?

In my practice of holistic mental health care, I encountered a number of unfortunate patients that had had one or more series of electroconvulsant (shock) “therapies” (ECT) , where a series of sub-lethal electrical shocks are administered directly to one or both hemispheres of the brain. To be regarded as “therapeutic”, enough electricity in this still very controversial procedure (often …

Injectable brain implant spies on individual neurons – Elizabeth Gibney

A simple injection is now all it takes to wire up a brain. A diverse team of physicists, neuroscientists and chemists has implanted mouse brains with a rolled-up, silky mesh studded with tiny electronic devices, and shown that it unfurls to spy on and stimulate individual neurons. The implant has the potential to unravel the workings of the mammalian brain …