Scientists have discovered your brain’s on/off switch

July 7, 2014 9:08 AM

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Scientists have discovered your brain’s on/off switch

Scientists from George Washington University have discovered a way to switch human consciousness on and off – and they weren’t even looking for it.

As New Scientist reports, lead researcher Mohamad Koubeissi and his team were monitoring an epileptic patient’s brain activity by sending high frequency signals to deep brain electrodes, to try to identify what was causing her seizures. But one of the electrodes unexpectedly caused her to lose consc...

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