Deep brain stimulation is becoming very precise. This technique allows surgeons to place electrodes in almost any area of the brain, and turn them up or down — like a radio dial or thermostat — to correct dysfunction. Andres Lozano offers a dramatic look at emerging techniques, in which a woman with Parkinson’s instantly stops shaking and brain areas eroded by Alzheimer’s are brought back to life. (Filmed at TEDxCaltech.)
THE UNSEEN visualizes brain activity with color changing swarovski crystal headpieceall images THE UNSEEN
at the intersection between science fiction, fashion and design, arrives a color-changing wearable technology concept from the labs of THE UNSEEN, run by london-based artist lauren bowker and her material exploration team. developed in close collaboration with swarovski, the experimental head-piece brings together a collection of over 4000 black lab grown spinel stones paired with the studio’s ‘magick’ color-changing ink, exemplifying an understanding regarding the hidden properties of the imperfect crystal. specifically chosen and cloned for their material composition, the jewels boast similar characteristics to that found in the human bone.
This article was adapted from the new book “Brain Wars”, from Harper One.