I was just reading this article in which magnetic stimulation of a portion of the brain caused patients to change their habits slightly. Apparently, it affected the way the brain went about ‘solving’ simple problems or decisions, at the sub-conscious level.
I think this is very exciting. Surely I’m not the only one who also finds it a bit scary?
(I’d never heard of it before, but this is an application of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)