I watched a programme last Tuesday on January 30th 2018 Channel 4 10PM on Repair Your Brain on Channel 4. I wonder if any of you watched it. It seemed like Science Fiction but it is true. It described how a man had his emotions turned on so was supposedly cured of his Autism. He went to the other extreme and his wife divorced him. Someone on face book who had that treatment found it disturbed him and most of the effects wore off. They do something quickly to your brain and it changers the personality of the individual. I think this treatment should only be used as a very last resort as it can have dangerous side effects.
What do others think? You can google the programme. You can also watch it on your computer I Player but you have to register with Channel 4 and they will only let you watch it if you are over sixteen. That programme shows surgical procedures so it could be upsetting for children. Anyway every body on this forum is over sixteen so is entitled to watch it after registering with Channel 4..
I saw this programme, it was fascinating and also rather frightening.
The autistic man you mentioned (I think his name is John-Elder Robinson, I read his book a few months ago.) had this experimental treatment which uses magnets to stimulate ares of the brain related to empathy and, it seems, regretted having had it because now he couldn't function as well as he had previously been able to. He mentioned feeling overwhelmed by all of these new emotions he started to experience for the first time.
Was it America?! I don't think I can watch it, too disturbing in many ways for me.
It sounds very dangerous and irresponsible thing to do.
oh how awful, sound horrendous.
Thanks for saying about it, I definitely can't watch it.
Yes this programme showed the USA and Bristol England. It is rather frightening but it is good idea to watch so you know what the future holds. As for children under sixteen watching it I do not think this programme is any worse than the daily news which shows lots of killings. It does not apply to us as we are all should be over sixteen.
It's just the concept of them messing around with the brain with magnets, it strikes me as rather horrific and I am not sure that I could watch it. The Chris Packham programme when the guy in America was hooked up to lots of wires on his head, I found that concept quite unnerving.
I am in a catch 22 now, don't want to watch it but I have to see it now to quash the catastrophic horrors being constructed in my mind about it! Contrary?!
There is not much to watch it mainly explains what they do. I remember a long time ago watching a programme about what Judges might do in the future. A violent young man on a Council Estate was ordered to have his personality changed so he would not be violent. The trouble is sending him back to the estate not violent could be unwise in the violent council estate. What I just described had not happened but shows what might happen in the future. Watching programmes about Nuclear bombs or the Holocaust is far more horrific and the daily news can also be horrific with all the wars in this world.
it's just the concept of messing with the brain that's messing with my brain
I get what you are saying but this concept really freaks me out, not good for my anxieties and catastrophic thinking.
Well it is good to know what life might be like in fifty or hundred years time even if we are not around then. At one college we did Future Shock in Liberal studies.