Brain implant could stop sexual predators by zapping them 'in their moment of weakness', study claims



A brain implant could stop sexual predators in their tracks by zapping them in their 'moment of weakness'.
The device developed by Stanford University targets the nucleus accumbens brain region, which controls the survivalist urges for food and sex.
The team identified a a particular brain signal which is omitted moments before we act on an impulse, overwhelming us with a sense of desire that drowns out inhibitions.
Testing mice, the researchers found that a quick zap to the nucleus accumbens could offset that brain signal, forcing sexual predators to consider the social consequences. 
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19 December 2017 in Health, Views: 56
Source: Daily Mail
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