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Humans Are Heading Down A Path That Will Allow Us To Supercharge The Brain

Humans Are Heading Down A Path That Will Allow Us To Supercharge The Brain | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
A small jolt of electrical stimulation can boost memory and focus. What'll be possible once we can implant chips into the brain?
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Can you supercharge your brain?

Can you supercharge your brain? | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
The US military is very interested in applying mild electrical currents to the brain.
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"TDCS (Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation) is not the only brain stimulation tool that he finds interesting. As well as ongoing work into magnetic stimulation, other teams are looking at ultrasound and even laser light, as well as different forms of electrical stimulation, using alternating current, for example. McKinley is about to start looking at ultrasound too, and he’s interested in how alternating current can influence brainwaves. But while he says he’s agnostic about what type of stimulation might turn out to be best for cognitive enhancement, tDCS has some advantages. For a start, unlike ultrasound or magnetism, electricity is a natural part of brain-cell communication, and it’s cheap and portable. He thinks tDCS is the best bet for a wearable brain-stimulating device."

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