(Sister question to this question)
I really like the Anime A Certain Scientific Railgun (it is superior to Index, deal with it). In it a certain character ("Railgun") has the ability to control and generate electricity (and thus magnetism). She has a character, "The Queen", that she hates. This character has the ability to control peoples' minds. Not Railgun's though . . .
Railgun controls electricity. She sends a jolt into her brain and she stops the mind control in its tracks. Her powers are telekinetic, so this assumes she is conscious while mind controlled so she can activate her ability. This has no bearing on the question, but I figured I would weed out some renouncement of premise. She can quite literally restart her brain. That brings us to . . .
Could you defeat mind control by shocking yourself in the brain?
To narrow it down:
- I am not sure if the character in the book could alter memories or thoughts, so you can assume mind control to mean body control via the brain. No thought or memory altering allowed. Bonus points for answers that address these now somewhat obvious plot holes though.
- Ignore that other psychics/telekineticists may be able to use their powers. Railgun is special in that she is the point of this question.
- The mind control is based on controlling the electrical impulses in the brain, but bonus points to other forms of mind control this can defeat.
- It has to be one shock to the head and the mind control is dead. No, and I mean absolutely NO continuous interference with the mind control. This is very important because . . .
- Shocking your brain hurts citation needed. Would the human brain be able to withstand such a shock intact? How many damage would it do if performed by, e.g., a telekinetic vs. a guy with a car battery and a questionable biology certificate from the learning annex?