Look Me In the Eye by John Elder Robison

The essay below was originally posted here in early 2010. In the spring of 2016, my book SWITCHED ON told the fuller story of my life-changing experiences with TMS. 
Here is the original essay:

I’ve been writing about TMS and its promise for the past two years on my blogs.  TMS – for those of you who are new to my stories – stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.  It’s a process by which scientists focus powerful magnetic fields on specific area of the brain to enhance or inhibit them.  By doing so, our very cognitive processes can be altered. 
For the past two years, I have been working with Dr. Alvaro Pascual Leone and a team of scientists at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  Their website is http://www.tmslab.org/
I’d like to share some of my experiences here . . .

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