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Gingersnap
12-22-2008, 11:20 AM
'Sex chip' will have us wired, Oxford University researcher Morten Kringelbach says

The Australian
December 22, 2008 12:01am

Lasting lust ... scientists are working on an electronic "sex chip" that will be able to stimulate pleasure centres in the brain.

FORGET Viagra: scientists are working on an electronic "sex chip" that will be able to stimulate pleasure centres in the brain, The Australian reports.

The prospect of the chip is emerging from progress in deep brain stimulation, in which tiny shocks from implanted electrodes are given to the brain.

It has already been used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

In recent months, scientists have been focusing on an area of the brain just behind the eyes known as the orbitofrontal cortex.

This is associated with feelings of pleasure derived from eating and sex.

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"There is evidence that this chip will work," Dr Aziz said.

"A few years ago, a scientist implanted such a device into the brain of a woman with a low sex drive and turned her into a very sexually active woman. She didn't like the sudden change, so the wiring in her head was removed."

The wiring remains a hurdle: Dr Aziz says current technology, which requires surgery to connect a wire from a heart pacemaker into the brain, causes bleeding in some patients and is "intrusive and crude".

By 2015, he predicts, micro-computers in the brain with a range of applications could be self-powered and controlled by hand-held transmitters.

And 10 minutes later someone will hack your brain and make you enjoy an intimate moment with a Stop sign in front of your office. :rolleyes:

Pause, reset, fast forward. (http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,24832642-36398,00.html)

BadCat
12-22-2008, 11:33 AM
Since hacking is a "hobby" of mine, I think this thing will be loads of fun.