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Old 05-20-2014, 10:21 PM   #1
 
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Brain implant turned man into passionate Johnny Cash fan

Researchers say they were left shocked after a man being treated for severe obsessive-compulsive disorder became a passionate Johnny Cash fan after having a stimulation device planted in his head.

A report in the Frontier in Behavioral Neuroscience journal by Mariska Mantione and colleagues describe the case of “Mr. B.”, a 58-year-old Dutch man who had suffered severe obsessive-compulsive disorder from the age of 13.

As a last resort he was given deep brain stimulation (DBS), a surgical treatment involving the implantation of a medical device called a brain pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain.

The treatment worked, the researchers said, as his anxiety and symptoms went down.

“Mr. B. reported he felt very confident, calm and assertive and he started to call himself 'Mr. B. II', the new and improved version of himself,” they said in the paper.

However, there was one unusual side-effect. Mr. B.’s brain couldn’t get enough of Johnny Cash.

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Old 05-22-2014, 01:30 PM   #2
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Re: Brain implant turned man into passionate Johnny Cash fan

How did that work LOL?

Now he obsesses over Johnny Cash... or will it be Roy Orberson next week?
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:40 PM   #3
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Re: Brain implant turned man into passionate Johnny Cash fan

I understand that the brain implant also caused tinnitus because the patient keeps telling the doctor "I hear that train a comin."
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