My friends and I would love to make a TMS machine and apply it to make famous "god helmet". We know that magnetic stimulation may cause visions of angels, gods etc. My question is: what are the dangers?


closed as off-topic by AliceD, rg255, Chris Mar 15 '16 at 10:01

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    $\begingroup$ You should primarily consider that TMS therapy is administered to human patients by licensed clinicians and physicians, who are (1) qualified to deliver medical procedures and (2) qualified to monitor patients for adverse effects that could occur such as seizures. Even if it were an animal you would still need quite a bit of licensing and approval from a governing body like an IACUC. $\endgroup$ – CKM Mar 14 '16 at 23:10
  • $\begingroup$ TMS may evoke simple visual percepts or motor responses, but I've never heard of complex perceptual changes elicited by TMS. Further, this site isn't meant to assist you in making potentially harmful devices. $\endgroup$ – AliceD Mar 15 '16 at 6:16
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because OP requests assistance on building a potentially hazardous device. $\endgroup$ – AliceD Mar 15 '16 at 6:18
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    $\begingroup$ I would not consider this question off-topic on the grounds of it asking about a potentially harmful device. I however, would consider this question as slightly broad. Moreover, questions on legality are not really on topic here. You may try to have a look at the responses to the linked article and also the articles citing it. As @CMosychuk has pointed out, carrying out these procedures are not suitable/allowed for something like a science fair. You can however volunteer for the experiment yourself. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Mar 15 '16 at 7:09
  • $\begingroup$ @Christiaan I edited my question. Now it fits the rules. Can you revive my question? $\endgroup$ – user46147 Mar 17 '16 at 17:39