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    If a magnetic wave passes through your brain which is sufficiently large to cause electric signals to generate (is that even possible?) is it then possible to wipe-out (or "re-birth") a person, e.g erase all the data they hold in their mind? Or to alter their consciousness/thoughts/memories somehow?
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    In my view, this is a speculative scientific/empirical question, not a philosophical one.
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    (Original post by Mistletoe)
    If a magnetic wave passes through your brain which is sufficiently large to cause electric signals to generate (is that even possible?) is it then possible to wipe-out (or "re-birth" a person, e.g erase all the data they hold in their mind? Or to alter their consciousness/thoughts/memories somehow?
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    (Original post by Melancholy)
    In my view, this is a speculative scientific/empirical question, not a philosophical one.
    this question requires neuroscience, physics and possibly computer science, so there was no other place for me to put it. let's just say i'm calling upon the old definition of science as "natural philosophy".
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    (Original post by Mistletoe)
    this question requires neuroscience, physics and possibly computer science, so there was no other place for me to put it. let's just say i'm calling upon the old definition of science as "natural philosophy".
    I'm gonna take a punt and say that if magnetism can corrupt computer data it could potentially corrupt the data in your brain

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    (Original post by Mistletoe)
    If a magnetic wave passes through your brain which is sufficiently large to cause electric signals to generate (is that even possible?) is it then possible to wipe-out (or "re-birth" a person, e.g erase all the data they hold in their mind? Or to alter their consciousness/thoughts/memories somehow?
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    If it is necessary to think about this question only under the condition that the flux be 'sufficiently large', then yes I'm quite confident that the sufficiently large flux would indeed be sufficient to erase data from the brain. Voilà.
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    (Original post by poésietraduite)
    If it is necessary to think about this question only under the condition that the flux be 'sufficiently large', then yes I'm quite confident that the sufficiently large flux would indeed be sufficient to erase data from the brain. Voilà.
    i used "large" because i'm dumb, what i meant was a particular "type" of magnetic field, one that would not cause any serious destruction of matter. whether that needs to be a particular amplitude, frequency, phase, spin or whatever is another question (and the interesting one)
 
 
 
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