Brain radiator

The New Scientist Invention blog has a short piece on a recent patent application for a radiator which could be installed over a sensitive area of the brain that would allow it to be cooled and prevent epileptic seizures in susceptible people.

It’s not actually such a wacky idea and previous research has suggested something similar.

A 2003 paper by Steven Rothman and Xiao-Feng Yang suggested that an electrical cooling system could be implanted to detect seizure activity and temporarily cool the area to prevent a full-blown seizure.

Link to NewSci piece on the ‘brain radiator’ (via /.).

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