Can Brain Stimulation improve memory?

Its funny, because as any number of my friends, and contacts already know, I was rather into the idea of having my brain electrically stimulated, even when it was working normally. Now that of course its not working properly, the idea of having it done to me, lets face it, is going to appeal even more.

So yes, when someone saw this recent news article

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/04/08/711010354/scientists-test-whether-brain-stimulation-could-help-sharpen-aging-memory?fbclid=IwAR35ZgHsO8FygkVLd3i6zlorsAWkja8bZRy7lxRSIw9RRbY8zZ8wuA-_I4k

it wasnt the biggest surprise that they posted it somewhere where I would see it. Yes, they’re right of course, I’d love to be part of that experiment, even before my brain got messed up, and lets face it, what is there to lose by trying it out now, especially as it seems to have had some success? Alright, even more fun for me with a ‘bit’ more voltage, and a full bodysuit, in metallic silver, well… But yes, this, now, well, I’d love to think I’d make the ideal subject. Let me just point out this is done with a very weak voltage, not the dramatic jolt of ECT, so it should all be fine. And yes, the thought of having my brain connected up to numerous electrodes, at any voltage would appeal a lot.

But agreed, as someone wittily suggested, if it did go wrong (voltage, or otherwise), and turn me into a mindlessly obedient robot, I wouldnt mind in the slightest, would I?

But yes, its fair comment that if this ‘senior’ is ever going to be up to work again, her mind, and memory is definitely going to need sharpen up, so what could be better? Mind, given the state of my body as well, especially my back, the full robot makeover might be wise, for getting to and from work! Well, a flying saucer might be fun, but practically…

But yes, if anyone in Boston sees this blog, fancies trying a bit more experimentation, or trying a bit more voltage on a mature Brit, with brain issues, then why, yes, I’d love to! Even if they just want to give her a treat, then yes, I’d love to!

OK, video time. This piece of brainwashing is delightfully evil. Having said that, yes, I’d love it done to me! Who knows, they might make me think I’m Clara Johnson, former chorus line dancer? Equally, maybe they would really turn me into Robotunit 8, lol?

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A dangerous creation?

A few years ago, a novel was written by Laura Moriarty, called ‘The Chaperone’ relating to the very early teenage (pre-fame) years of an actress named Louise Brooks. Yes, I might have mentioned her before, a few films made in Europe made her ‘famous’ to some degree, even if her attitude to work didnt always meet with the approval of Hollywood studios, primarily Paramount. This novel actually related to her life before the movies, primarily around the time she went to New York, to try and make it with the Denishawn Dance Company. No, they eventually lost patience with her, dismissed her, and the rest was history, all well known.

The thing is, this novel wasnt principally about Louise, but obviously her name probably helped with more than a few sales. I mean, I bought it, only for that connection. In truth, the book was pretty good, there was interest in making it into a movie, which has in fact just been released nationally. I thought someone said it was today, Wikipedia says it was a week ago, but who can be sure? Not me, definitely.

There is one snag with a movie, that there isnt with a book, the need for someone to actually portray said famous actress. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you view that opportunity), Haley Lu Richardson got chosen to play the role of the young, teenage Brooks. Luckily, seemingly for me, I’ve never had to portray a real life person, known to thousands, to be compared to. The little bit I’ve seen, she seems to have made a decent job of playing the wilful, teenage Brooks, and is a passable lookalike, though in truth, it would be hard for anyone of modern build to look exactly like Brooks, given the difference in diet, and her fairly unique bone structure, but she makes a good effort.

However, for some, this is not enough. And please remember, Brooks is just a side character in this story, not the main star! As per the title, its about her Chaperone! Some of the comments from ‘fan groups’ have been downright rude about the poor woman, in fact. No, she’s not a perfect Brooks lookalike, but who could be? In truth, I suspect if Brooks was secretly miraculously resurrected, and took the part, without them knowing, that some would still say she wasnt enough of a match for their blessed Louise!

I cant yet trace a release date in the UK, but it might tempt me to the cinema when it does, health permitting. And yes, I’m certain she wont be a perfect match for Louise Brooks, but unlike seemingly so many, I wouldnt expect her to be. Its called acting for a reason, darlings!

Mind, its not just Brooks fans that infuriate people in the acting industry. In the ‘adult industry’ world, people portray fembots for the satisfaction of some men. Thing is, some of those men demand plenty of material, but only seem to either criticise, or leave no reviews at all! The criticism is often for the tiniest things, or for the impossible wishes, because these are actually organic human actresses, playing robots, not the real thing. Then they wonder why the actresses get frustrated with them, and stop making fembot movies!

As I joked to someone, if someone actually created a female robot, got her to perform in a movie, they’d probably still find something to complain about in her performance, ah well… I’m sure in a few decades, it will be possible to transform actors, and actresses so dramatically for roles, you wont be able to tell if its an actor, or the real thing (even if she died decades before), but for now… OK, rant over.

Its not often I’m a fan of a remix of a song, but this is one of those exceptions. In fact, there used to be a remix of this, which I loved even more, but its disappeared off You Tube for a while now. So we’ll settle for this.

 

The movie queen, to play the scene

Actually, strictly, the title cant be literally about me, as I’ve never (yet) appeared in a movie as at this time. Plays, numerous, darlings. TV shows, oh, one or two. Hell, I’ve even performed as part of a tribute band back in my youth, though no one would want me to now, I’m sure. But a movie, just like Miss Harlow, sadly no. I guess if my voice does recover sufficiently, I might yet, though I would think its unlikely now, even if it did, in truth. Only way I might is in one of those full body outfits, with either a non speaking part, or one of those processed voice roles, which would actually probably be quite fun, as it would probably mean alien, or robot!

The amusing thing is, for all my interest in mind control, and the like, I’ve never had an EEG done on me, let alone anything more interesting than that. Now, one of the things I’ve got lined up for my delight, is an MRI scan on my brain, for understandable reasons. Yes, seizures, passing out and the like definitely need investigating! One of the more interesting events around that will be the need to remove my earrings, which I’ve had in for, err, a few years. Alright, fine, about 10, if not slightly more. It is a case that when you have a slight tremor in your fingers, doing anything delicate yourself isnt going to happen. So they got put in, and there they have stayed. Obviously, to do an MRI, they’re going to have to come out, which should be fun! As for getting a pair into my ears again afterwards, good luck!

One blessing should be, that I dont think I’ll have any issue with the enclosed space, as this is someone who loves the flotation tank experience. Obviously this will be a ‘bit’ noisier than that, but I’m sure I’ll survive. What stuff they will find in my weird, wonderful, and slightly perverted brain, I dread to think! I suspect the MRI scan wont reveal I’m a robot fetishist, and turn me into my dream self, mainly because sadly, I dont think thats possible! But yes, agreed, the chances of me being able to keep a straight face, when a machine is scanning my mind, less than slim, I’m sure!

The interesting thing I’ve seen in the last few days, is an MRI scanner, where you dont lay down in a narrow tube, and have your brain zapped (yeah, I wish!), but instead sit up, and get brainwashed, sorry, scanned while not being as tightly enclosed. Which yes, fine, might be less brainwashing tube scenario, but lets face it, for someone like me, sat in a chair, having my brain scanned that way, would be quite fun.

Sadly, I cant see the NHS taking the (probably) more expensive option somehow. Oh, and yes, if someone offers me a metallic silver bodysuit to have it done in, I definitely wont keep a straight face. If anyone wants to take that as a hint, be my guest! 😉 If someone actually wants to brainwash me in one of those tubes, well… 😀 I know, just wishful thinking.

No, that, by China Crisis isnt the video. Its the Neil Young version, of a song made famous by Gordon Lightfoot.

I create for you

I actually saw this image of ‘me’ a little while back, but the artist wanted to save it for his Patreon clients for a while, which was fair enough, but now its on general release, I can show it to a wider audience. Yes, folks, this is Stephaniebot!

Stephaniebot

If you can get on Devianart, and I’m sure some of you are far too innocent for that, you can see the original, and leave comments, at

Robotunit8

Yes, I’ve love to look just like that, so if anyone wants to make an old ladies dream come true…? Actual mind control would be seen as a plus! My huge thanks to ‘Carlos’ for doing this, as it came out of comments re his other robot pictures, and how jealous I was! No, I couldnt walk in those heels, even before my body failed completely. Yes, its worse now, a couple of seizures have made my body even more crippled now.

So yes, my case for actually being turned into a robot grows stronger by the day! Those who know me will know just how close this is, and yes, he has seen a picture, though thankfully made me far younger!

Video time. Something a little bit older than me, though its meant to be from the early days of musicals, but Clara Johnson was definitely far too old by then! But yes, its fun

Dreaming in your sleep

Fine, I’ll also post this picture here, because Betsy would never forgive me if I didnt give her the chance to comment on this as the perfect bed for me. Due thanks again to Stacie (used on other blog) for putting this image on my timeline, and inspiring me.

silver bedroom

Yes, regardless of how much this would make the perfect room for a robot (and I’d love it, or a whole apartment similarly styled), the thing here tonight, is the bed. Yes, I really should have a new one (you dont want to know how old mine is!), but I cant afford one, especially one like that, and besides which, the challenge of getting it upstairs, and my old one down again, doesnt bare thinking about!

Oh, and if anyone is feeling generous, I really only need a single robot bed, believe me! And how could I sleep in that in anything less than a metallic silver bodysuit, lol? So I might need at least a couple of them as well… 😉

Anyway, for whatever reason known to itself, this bed, and said bodysuit, with me in it, featured in my dreams overnight. Sadly, as far as I can tell, I was only doing the robot look, not an actual robot, but it amused me, when I woke up (bathroom call) shortly after, and ‘clicked’ as I got out of bed. Sadly that was down to damaged joints, and not a robotic body, I can only wish!

I wonder what it would be like to sleep in a bed like that? It looks quite slippery (in the sense of movement momentum), even more so if you’re in a matching metallic bodysuit, but fine, I’d love to find out, if anyone wants to let me try…? Or if you just want to buy me a metallic silver bodysuit for my birthday next week? 😉 Or that bed…? Doubt that, but the bodysuit would be cheaper!

Yes, I have some weird dreams, dont I?

OK, video time. I did think Crystal Gayle, but then I found this, and lets face it, the women seem more under the influence of mind control, or are robot/mannequins in this, so lets go with this instead

Where’s my body gone?

Oh fine, before anyone says anything I know my spine is damaged, that my knees have been damaged for decades, and that recently my wrists seem to be showing the wear of time, not even mentioning all the arthritis and stuff. And yes, I know, I’ve recently cut back to a 3 day working week because of my back issues, but even so…

Up to the last week or so, if I gave the body a bit of a break, I wouldnt say that I’d fully recover, but I’d be a lot less sore at the end of a rest day. But in truth, I may have run out of luck. I woke up Saturday morning, still sore from Friday’s work, but I thought, I’ve got a couple of days rest, I should be fine by Monday. Yes, me and optimism, and all that? I got through work yesterday, though it hurt, even more so by end of day. Indeed if the bus hadnt been so late in leaving Bradford last night (7 minutes), it might have been a close thing to get it. I would have done, narrowly, but not so long ago, I could do that with about 6 minutes to spare! Yes, and still sore tonight, unfortunately.

And before anyone says anything, its not the weather. Its been dry, been warm by day at least, and yet still the soreness wont ease. No, not been overdoing it either, lol! I hope its nothing more serious, but it seems now that its just not my back that aches, its every part of me!

Yeah, has anyone got a new mechanical body that they need a human guinea pig to give a long term trial to? Just imagine if we could trade in our old body for a new one, like we do with cars! Younger model, pretty, with good dancing skills, name me the price! Or fine, a nice metallic silver, shiny robot body, probably even better for me!

So, if anyone wants to offer…? Quite happy for a full AI interface if its a robot body, if that helps? 😉 Ah well…

OK, video time. I’d love to say this is live, but it isnt. You can tell that, because when her ‘track’ finishes, and Sally actually sings, its not hard to tell the difference! I know, honey, its hard when you’re old, though I can never remember her actually singing live, in truth. 2 tracks for the price of 1

I will always obey you

Really been a quiet weekend, and therefore I havent got a lot to write about. So lets do a story based piece, I’m only surprised I havent used this story before, in all honesty.

https://mcstories.com/SubroutineKalie/index.html

Yes, it will surely surprise no one when I say I’d love to find out who did that to Lori, and get them to do exactly the same thing to me! Oh please, mindless drone mode, clad fully in latex clothing, just sounds like heaven to me! Yes, it is quite a bit of reading if you’re starting from scratch, but if that sort of thing appeals to you, or if a game of moralistic ping pong appeals, because thats what Harper does with events, then this is probably your thing. If you do read, you might be amused to find out that Harper may not yet escape the latex drone experience herself, or possibly not?

Let me add, that I have no idea what it feels like, being that enclosed in latex, and at my age, I probably shouldnt now! But equally, if someone presented me with a silver latex catsuit, and a means to get into it, I probably would, regardless of how awful it would look on a 60 year old woman!

Equally, unsurprisingly, I have no idea what it would be like, to be a totally mindlessly obedient drone, like Lori. That might be for the best, but if someone offered to give me the experience for a few hours or so, the chances of me saying no would be less than zero! Combine the two, and well… 😉

Oh, and heaven forbid I have any transphobic readers here (given I’m a staunch LGBT person), but if I have, just be warned, Lori is transgender! I know, doesnt matter, but fair warning, and all that…

Right, video time. Much though I love Whitney’s metal outfit in the video, and all that, this is the original, and in my opinion at least, the best version of this song. The lady who wrote it, though she had no complaints about all the royalties from Whitney, lol