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Fear Control Helmet

Now Extreme Sports can be enjoyed by everyone.
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Having trouble getting up the courage to jump out of an airplane with nothing but a cubic foot or so of cord and fabric between you and certain splatteredness?

Now with safety helmets that magentically stimulate your prefrontal cortex, Fear of Extreme Sports can be a thing of the past! An easily accessible dial lets YOU choose the level of fear you experience.

It may be Stupid, it may be Dangerous, but now it doesn't have to be Scary as well.

``Since the prefrontal cortex is known to project to the amygdala, a hub of fear memory deep in the brain, the researchers propose that increased activity of infralimbic neurons in the prefrontal cortex strengthens memory of safety by inhibiting the amygdala's memory of fear. They speculate that stimulating parts of the prefrontal cortex in anxiety disorder patients, using an experimental technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation, might help them control fear.''

tjs, Nov 11 2002

to add link, click here http://www.halfbake...met/addlink#addlink
or click the 'link' link below, so to speak. [Zircon, Oct 04 2004]

Fear control helmet? http://www.bdel.com...p01EMT/14helmet.htm
[half, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

to add link, click here Fear_20Control_20He...ddlink.html#addlink
or click the 'link' link below, so to speak. [Zircon, Oct 21 2004]


       But isn't the whole point of these sports not just the percieved risk, but also the fear induced by it?
catfish25, Nov 11 2002

       I would like to place an order for one helmet please, but it must arive in time for my next trip to the dentist.   

       Fear is a survival mechanism.   

       "Naw, he wasn't suicidal. He just had the dial set all the way over to 'Terminally Courageous'."
lurch, Nov 12 2002

       I'd be afraid to try it. I have a fear of control helmets.
Amos Kito, Nov 12 2002


       If you're going to quote, you probably should cite the quotee.
yamahito, Nov 12 2002

       Yep, should have cited. Here's the URL:   

tjs, Nov 12 2002

       [tjs] Stick it in a link, not in your anno text.   

       Nice idea, I'd like one.   

       [catfish25] I think that fear is _part_ of it but mainly it's the sensation of falling throught the air or sliding down the slope or whatever. Otherwise being mugged would turn into an extreme sport.
Zircon, Nov 12 2002

       <Yoda> "Anger. Fear. Agression. The Dark Side of the Force are they." </Yoda>
8th of 7, Nov 12 2002

       [Zircon] Cruising through Compton in fireapple red Mustangs on Friday nights is what passes for a good time to white guys in boho Silverlake, LA.
General Washington, Nov 12 2002

       Sounds like alcohol.
half, Nov 12 2002

       Amazing skiing feats can be (temporarily) acheived by complete beginners, thanks to the Dutch Couarge produced from taking 150 mg of Codiene Phosphate, going up to the top of the Dachstein Glacier in Austria (2700 metres .... ), then downing a litre of 6.5% Lager because you're thirsty. Fear ? Never heard of it.   

       Apparently, it's a very funny thing to see, too.
8th of 7, Nov 12 2002

       I can think of several illegal drugs that would do this.   

       I can also think of sevral others that would make you think "can't be bothered".
Mayfly, Nov 12 2002

       Your invention should be sold to the army. :)
starrynight, Nov 12 2002

       "You have nothing to fear except the helmet itself."
bristolz, Nov 13 2002

       Reminds me of those glasses Zaphod Beeblebrox had that turned dark in times of peril.
Zircon, Nov 13 2002


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