Are They Nuts?!?

Zap!
Scientist bombards brains with super-magnets to edifying effect
By Carey Goldberg

“Just by pointing his super-magnets at the right spots on your head, Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone can make you go momentarily mute or blind.He can disrupt your working memory or your ability to recognize faces. He can even make it harder for you to say verbs while nouns remain as easy as ever. Weird, yes. Fringe, no. “

Who in their right mind would let someone scramble their thoughts with a magnet?!? I feel like Bones decrying the dangers of transporters. The technology has great potential, but is it safe?