Telegraph: Better Than Viagra - Using Sex To Popularise The Brain-Chip *
By Chris Irvine
Sex chip’ being developed by scientists
Scientists are developing an electronic “sex chip” that can be implanted into the brain to stimulate pleasure.
The [non-sexual] technology has been used in the United States to treat Parkinson’s disease.
But in recent months scientists have been focusing on the area of the brain just behind the eyes known as the orbitofrontal cortex - this is associated with feelings of pleasure derived from eating and sex.
A research survey conducted by Morten Kringelbach, senior fellow at Oxford University’s department of psychiatry, found the orbitofrontal cortex could be a “new stimulation target” to help people suffering from anhedonia, an inability to experience pleasure from such activities. His findings are reported in the Nature Reviews Neuroscience journal.
Neurosurgery professor Tipu Aziz, said: “There is evidence that this chip will work. A few years ago a scientist implanted such a device into the brain of a woman with a low sex drive and turned her into a very sexually active woman.”