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Post Reply DIsabling parts of the brain can reduce faith in God and improve attitude towards immigrants
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Posted 11/4/17
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/brain-magnets-decrease-faith-in-god-religion-immigrants-a6695291.html#gallery

Causing parts of the brain to shut down, threat processing and the pre-frontal cortex, causes a decrease in peoples faith in god and makes them more accepting of immigrants.

It's really strange to see scientists look into shutting down parts of the brain. I can't believe that people volunteer to have someone turn off a part of their brain even temporarily.
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Every time I read one of your posts I feel like another part of my brain shuts down.
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How's this work for anyone already with these ideals?
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"When you can't use religion to control people use science" - Confucius
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Please tell me it turns me nihilistic. lol
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DrunkKanti wrote:

Every time I read one of your posts I feel like another part of my brain shuts down.


What is with all of this hostility? What did I do to you?


TRKitsune wrote:

How's this work for anyone already with these ideals?


They become more severe I would think.
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Disabling reagions that deal with fear causes people to act differently? Who knew.
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Posted 11/4/17
Sooo a magnetic lobotomy makes it so people can't think? Who would have thought
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That's amazing. Let's start filling our tap water with this!
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redwine2 wrote:

That's amazing. Let's start filling our tap water with this!


Some people might be thinking of that http://www.pnas.org/content/114/35/9314.full.pdf
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Oh, okay. What could have been an interesting article was smothered with malicious intent, and also spawned a suspicious thread. Awesome.

Anyway; the only good I see from this is potential help for folks with truly crippling phobias. Assuming that it isn't hogwash.
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Posted 11/5/17
So just out of curiosity, why did someone report OP? His post doesnt seem to violate any type of rules....
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DrunkKanti wrote:

Every time I read one of your posts I feel like another part of my brain shuts down.


Haha, really gotta say this was a clever response

On topic: Anyway, nobody is "shutting down" any brain parts. Don't be mislead by fancy neuroimaging pictures or sci-fi-sounding TMS articles. It's mostly hot air and the conclusion people draw from those studies are often not backed up by evidence. I am not saying that these studies are worthless or something, I am saying that they don't show as much as you might think at first. No, you cannot show where "your emotions are stored" or where your "faith in god" is with such techniques etc. That's just wrong in a lot of different ways
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sounds like another step towards 1984 to me. which doesn't surprise me, that's how toxic people stay in power, they create such nasty tactics, even if it means forcing. I wonder if it's 100 percent or some cases where the brain will reject it. such with the device that alters and/or deletes bad memories. people are also idiots to allow such testing in all honesty. but if they offer money I guess some people will do just about anything?
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How do you disable part of the brain btw?
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