There seems to be no end to the benefits of electronic brain stimulation. Focused thinking, better memory, deeper sleep, relief from depression, reduced stress are among some of the benefits you read about on the internet. In particular, a technique called transcranial direct current stimulation is getting loads of attention from early adopters who rave about its potential and scientists who are trying to unravel what it can and cannot do.
We are heading down a path that will allow us to supercharge the brain.
You might be able to enter a flow state that allows you to learn a new skill twice as fast, solve problems that have mystified you for hours, or even win a sharpshooting competition with just a jolt of electricity.
Researchers can selectively remove a memory and predictably reactivate it by stimulating nerves in the brain.
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers have erased and reactivated memories in rats, profoundly altering the animals’ reaction to past events.
Nature Neuroscience has just released a paper that proposes a new tool for neuroscientists who want to stimulate the brain – ultrasound.
Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation can improve learning and speed up mental calculations.
An Oxford University study gave participants just five days of training with a relatively new form of brain stimulation: transcranial random noise stimulation.
Electrical brain stimulation benefited subjects for months.
A small laboratory study of university students has found that random electrical stimulation, a technique that applies a gentle current through the skull, leads to a long-lasting boost in the speed of mental calculations.