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Producer Picks: Shock Bracelets

Bad habits can be hard to break.

So if you’re trying to quit smoking, drinking, biting your nails, or spending too much money, the maker of the Pavlok bracelet says its updated device trains the brain to avoid bad habits by associating guilty deeds with a negative reaction.

AKA it shocks you.

The bracelet sends a 350-volt jolt to the wearer every time a bad habit is indulged.

You can control the intensity of the zap using a smartphone app.

The website says “aversion therapy is pavolovian conditioning — associates the bad habit you want to stop with a negative stimulus — rapidly, the brain learns to associate the two together, and stops liking the habit.”

The Pavlok runs you about $200.

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