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Children have been used in war before. But last week Sesame Street took the fight to Fox to a new level, though the episode has aired a few times in the past two years. First the White House, and now a venerable kids show? Fox just can’t get any slack.




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Rodney Barnes was the Blog Editor for the Spring 2010 issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism.

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  1. έψαξα και σου βρήκα και αυτό που σίγουρα θα σου φανεί πολύ ενδιαφέρον: “Within the last five years, researchers have found rTMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) usuefl in treating conditions as varied as depression, epilepsy and stuttering. As a potential therapy, it is valued for being painless and non-invasive, as well as being effective in cases that don’t respond to drugs. In 2000, Yale University School of Medicine researchers found rTMS reduced auditory hallucinations in schizophrenics, a group notoriously difficult to treat with conventional medicine. But some of the most promising applications of TMS have less to do with treating disease than with unlocking the brain’s potential.Recently, in early 2002, researchers at the Centre of the Mind in Sydney, Australia successfully used TMS to increase creativity in a group of 17 volunteers. The team used brief, low-frequency signals to recreate the same “brain weather” observed in autistic savants (creative geniuses like Dustin Hoffman’s character in Rain Man). Within 15 minutes, the subjects were drawing better than they ever could before. Further experiments could prove that anyone has the potential to become a creative genius with just the flick of a switch. ΣΗΜΕΙΩΣΗ ΝΑ ΚΑΙ ΟΙ ΚΑΝΑΔΟΙ ΠΟΥ ΑΝΑΦΕΡΘΗΚΑ: Pioneering TMS researcher Michael Persinger, a neuropsychologist at Canada’s Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, is doing even more astounding work. By stimulating specific areas in the right hemisphere of the brain, he is able to induce mystical states of consciousness, giving some subjects the experience of encountering God.In scientific terminology, he uses a specific, precisely timed, repetitive signal – one dubbed the “Thomas Pulse” – to create a “sensed presence” in the test subject’s brain. Some volunteers have reported feelings of pleasant detachment, while others have broken into a panic, convinced the test chamber is “hexed”. And some have had direct experience of the divine.Persinger is convinced that naturally occurring electromagnetic fluctuations could be responsible for paranormal experiences like ghosts, UFOs and mystical apparitions. Some have argued, on the basis of Persinger’s work, that religion itself could be electromagnetic in origin – and the transcendent experiences like those recounted by saints and mystics can be recreated with electromagnetic pulses in his laboratory.Περισσότερα links:

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