Hunting For Hedonia
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What if there were a route deep in the brain that can take you from pain to pleasure? What if tiny pulsing electrodes in your head could change your mind? The burgeoning technology of deep brain stimulation is impacting human identity and our sense of self. Scientists have begun to experiment with permanent electrodes in selected areas of the brain to correct abnormal activity and normalise various psychiatric conditions. The method provokes the fundamental question of what is normal. And how much do we want our psyche and our mental characteristics manipulated?