Zap! Can Electrical Stimulation Help Us Learn?

U. of Texas at Dallas

A Darpa program called Targeted Neuroplasticity Training uses electrical pulses to stimulate certain nerves to make the brain more receptive to learning.
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Fish oil, coffee, brain games, off-label use of Adderall. All have been touted, sometimes dubiously, for their positive effect on cognitive function.

But a new method to enhance acuity sounds straight from science fiction: electrical stimulation. It...

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