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Wearable tech to hack your brain

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New tech: Strap on a headset, send targeted electrical currents into your brain for about 15 minutes to get more energy, improve your focus or calm down.
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tDCS Thinking Cap

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tDCS is an abbreviation for Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation which is a form of neurostimulation which uses constant, low current delivered dir...
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New procedure uses magnet technology to help treat depression - MyFoxOrlando.com

New procedure uses magnet technology to help treat depression - MyFoxOrlando.com | Brain::Hack | Scoop.it
A new procedure found at one Downtown Orlando clinic is hoping to provide relief to those suffering from depression.
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EEG Electrode Face Mask Charts Brain Activity - Ubergizmo

EEG Electrode Face Mask Charts Brain Activity - Ubergizmo | Brain::Hack | Scoop.it
Electroencephalography, otherwise known as EEG, happens to be one of the better known methods when it comes to assessing one’s brain function....
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Brain Hacking Is Having Incredible Effects, and It’s Just Getting Started

Brain Hacking Is Having Incredible Effects, and It’s Just Getting Started | Brain::Hack | Scoop.it
Researchers think that as we learn more about the brain, we’ll be able to use electricity to boost focus, memory, learning, mathematical ability, and pattern recognition. “I don’t think there’s any doubt we’ll eventually understand the brain,” says Gary Marcus, a professor of psychology at New York University, and an editor of the upcoming book The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World’s Leading Neuroscientists.  “The big question is how long it’s going to take,” he says. Stimulating the brain with electricity to treat ailments has a long history. Treatments like transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) now show promise as a means of treating depression, epilepsy, and other drug-resistant brain disorders, according to Michael Weisend, a neuroscientist at Wright State Research Institute.
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Electricity Jolts to the Brain Improve Function - Chinatopix

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Electricity Jolts to the Brain Improve Function
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Scientists believe that the Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TDCS) is a new process that sends electricity to the brain that boosts memory, focus, energy, and vigilance.
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The Latest DIY Craze: Brain Hacking - IEEE Spectrum

The Latest DIY Craze: Brain Hacking - IEEE Spectrum | Brain::Hack | Scoop.it
Lee was an early member of a DIY community that's sprung up around a technology called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). This noninvasive way to jolt brain cells is being studied in labs and clinics for its ...
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The Neuroethics Blog: The next stage of neuroenhancement ...

Recently, non-medical uses of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) which aim at enhancing brain function in healthy individuals have raised public attention (Cohen Kadosh et al. 2012; Fitz & Reiner 2013; ...
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Would TDCS make me smarter? - Mary H K Choi - Aeon

Would TDCS make me smarter? - Mary H K Choi - Aeon | Brain::Hack | Scoop.it
I strapped TDCS electrodes to my head to see if I could make myself smarter by stimulating my brain. Here's what happened.
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Firewall to Protect Against Electroencephalography Telepathy

Firewall to Protect Against Electroencephalography Telepathy | Brain::Hack | Scoop.it
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Brain patterns help to detect consciousness - DigitalJournal.com

Brain patterns help to detect consciousness - DigitalJournal.com | Brain::Hack | Scoop.it
Scientists have identified brain activity patterns that appear to indicate when an unresponsive patient is conscious. The finding helps to characterize brain activity patterns that can identify signs of awareness in seemingly vegetative patients.
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I want to be your neuroscience experiment | Al Jazeera America

I want to be your neuroscience experiment | Al Jazeera America | Brain::Hack | Scoop.it
TDCS electrically stimulates the brain; it is being hailed as a miracle treatment and attracting a community of DIYers (I tried to get more smarterer by running electricity through my brain for @ajam #tdcs #neurohacking
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Can you learn in your sleep?

Can you learn in your sleep? | Brain::Hack | Scoop.it
Sleep learning used to be a pipe dream. Now neuroscientists say they have found ways to enhance your memory with your eyes closed, says David Robson.
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9-Volt Nirvana

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Learn a new language faster than ever! Leave doubt in the dust! Be a better sniper! Could you do all that and more with just a zap to the noggin? Maybe. Sally Adee, an editor at New Scientist, was at a conference for DARPA - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - when she heard about a way to speed up learning with something called trans-cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). A couple years later, Sally found herself weilding an M4 assualt rifle, picking off enemy combatants with a battery wired to her temple. Of course, it was a simulation, but Sally's sniper skills made producer Soren Wheeler ...

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Vance Stevens's curator insight, August 6, 2014 8:43 AM

Trans-cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a way of stimulating your brain through $20 worth of hardware and a 9-volt battery. It’s a subject of research with very interesting results (100% performance on cognitive tasks that in pre-test were not performed particularly well). The task it works on depends on where you place the wires. Apparently people are experimenting with it and posting videos to YouTube. It has been found to increase focus on text so that comprehension in L1 improves dramatically though it hasn’t been tested on L2. Subjects go into ‘flow’ state where they are absorbed in the task to the point they lose track of time.  RadioLab do the usual great job on reporting on the procedure.

 

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tDCS for Mood Enhancement; Stimulation Causes Euphoric Opioids.

http://www.getlimitless.com I discovered anodal stimulation near the primary motor cortex produces a mild euphoric effect. Very cool. Here is the article abo...
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What is electroencephalography (EEG)?

Throughout my MA and PhD research, I used electroencephalography (EEG) to investigate how we form memories. When I share my research findings with people out...
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