December 31, 2012

Chinese Zap Brains to Cure Addiction

Peter Murray, Singularity Hub


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A small handful of doctors in China are going to extremes to rid people of addiction. As a last resort against intractable addiction to heroine and alcohol, these doctors are attempting to erase motivation by erasing a part of the addict’s brain. And they are doing it in the face of worldwide condemnation, and in the name of scientific research.

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TAGGED: China, Brain Surgery, Addiction, Pleasure

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