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Emotion control with magnetic waves

I was able to make that mice exposed to a specific magnetic field, were much more happy and content. And we wonder why are carried out this type of test, and I do not think we are for this reason, the “happy”.The results of experiments described in one of the phone numbers of the journal Nature are really impressive: a mouse in “happy” the magnetic field by these emotions comparable to the situation in which received very tasty food. The consequence of this state of affairs was that it did not want to be part of this field.

It is, however, some “but” experiment to be gone, the researchers had to use a mouse, which first genetically modified (previously edited the same for fish of the species zebrafish). They chose this solution, because the control using magnetic waves is completely none-intruding and there is a deep brain decks, as opposed to chemical control methods before tested, or by sending light signals. The results of the experiment was clearly visible, however that this was the direction of cost-specific mouse brain regions have become sensitive to the “remote control” by invisible, noninvasive magnetic interaction.

Modification of TRPV4 gene were to bind it with iron protein known as Ferritin, sensitive to external magnetic radiation. The result was the newly acquired hybrid protein referred to by scientists as Magneto. Its biggest advantage is that it responds to magnetic radiation, ion channel changing the electrical charge in the neural connections.

The rest depend on only this, in which areas of the brain the researchers placed gen Magneto. In the case of fish of the species “danio”, the amendment concerned the areas responsible for the sense of touch. Treated with electromagnetism fish have increased significantly the behavior of (blind up or blind down the tail) identified with an attempt to escape.

More interesting were the results of an experiment conducted on mammals. In the case of the mice, the scientists put a gene Magneto in the areas responsible for the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that is associated with feelings of reward, satisfaction and happiness. Modified the way the mouse clearly preferred area of the frame, in which the work prepared by magnetic field.

Scientists now plan further experiments on live animals,  the creation of proteins more sensitive to radiation, magnetic and refine where placing it in specific neural circuits of the brain. We shall be accompanied by the thrill of excitement when we read about all this. We are very curious to know what you think.