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Neurostimulation - The Genius Machine?

Do you wish you were smarter? Are you often baffled by puzzles? According to Australian neuroscientists Chi and Snyder, all you need is a bit of electric assistance: Brain stimulation enables the solution of an inherently difficult problem. In their study, 22 volunteers were faced with the 9 dots problem, a notoriously difficult puzzle. The goal here is to draw exactly four straight lines connecting all nine of these dots, without retracing any line, or lifting your pen from the page.
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Unlock Your Inner Rain Man by Electrically Zapping Your Brain

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (2 years ago)

Neuroscientist Allan Snyder believes we all possess untapped powers of cognition, normally seen only in rare individuals called savants, and accessing them might take just a few jolts of electricity to the brain. Using brain stimula... Read Post

Scientists improve human self-control through electrical brain stimulation

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (11 months ago)

If you have ever said or done the wrong thing at the wrong time, you should read this. Neuroscientists have successfully demonstrated a technique to enhance a form of self-control through a novel form of brain stimulation. Read Post

What is deep brain stimulation?

Health : Medical News Today (last year)

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure that involves placing a neurostimulator in the brain which sends out electrical impulses to specific regions of the brain. The electrical impulses are sent out to block abnormal s... Read Post


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