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GTC
05-20-2014, 03:36 PM
A man developed a passionate love for the music of Johnny Cash after being implanted with a brain stimulation device. The unique story is told in a case report in the Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience journal, published on the 6th May.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2014/05/17/brain-stimulation-makes-johnny-cash-fan/#.U3t0mXYreVI

AJL
05-20-2014, 03:52 PM
They've been using brain implants for a number of things including depression, epilepsy, Parkinson's, etc., but not, to my knowledge, to change musical taste. This could spell the end of Justin Bieber.

GTC
05-20-2014, 04:07 PM
This could spell the end of Justin Bieber.

One can only hope, although it's more likely he'll cause his own end going by his reported antics.

warwick
05-20-2014, 10:23 PM
I like Johnny Cash:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZiQ89_s67Q&feature=kp
Johnny Cash - "Wabash Cannonball"

Votes: Yes/No for this Cash version?

I vote yes.

AJL
05-20-2014, 11:01 PM
I like him too -- though I am not sure what it means that he's the opposite of OCD.

(This is really for the Lounge, but I find his version of "I Hung My Head" better than both Sting's and Springsteen's.)

GTC
05-21-2014, 03:00 AM
I vote yes also to that version, and I've been a fan of Cash's music for many a year.

Here is a wonderful tribute that his former son in law Rodney Crowell wrote and performed with Cash:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjbqMy3g46E

... but we digress.

neola
05-22-2014, 03:29 AM
I have listened few of Cash's song. So, this was the music that Mr. B became Johnny Cash fan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It7107ELQvY

ilmari
05-24-2014, 10:09 PM
I am neither a fan of country nor western, but I thought everyone loved Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and Hank Williams!