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Surprise! Electrocuting Your Brain Does Not Make You Smarter

There’s a relatively well-known theory that applying an electric current to your head in just the right way can improve cognition. It’s popular with some scientists, internet DIYers, and students at 2AM before a final. But according to a new double-blind study, transcranial direct current stimulation makes you the… » 5/07/15 10:31pm 5/07/15 10:31pm

Happiness Is a Warm Transcranial Direct Current Electrode

The human brain is capable of producing a staggering variety of hormones to regulate everything from appetite to pain resistance. Among the most potent of these neuromodulatory lipids is endogenous μ-opioid, a pain-killing chemical on par with morphine but produced naturally, in minute amounts, by our motor cortices.… » 1/03/13 1:10pm 1/03/13 1:10pm

How To Electrify Your Brain To Be Smarter With a 9-Volt Battery…

Transcranial direct current stimulation can make your brain work better. DARPA proved it can make you better at video games, the U.S. Air Force has shown it cuts drone remote-pilot training in half, and Harvard researchers have used it to treat depression. So what is this magical device that powerfully manipulates… » 2/06/12 9:20pm 2/06/12 9:20pm