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Electric shock to learn math

In games on December 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm

The human brain is an organ with an incredible potential beyond that science has yet to determine its full capabilities.While the idea may seem risky sight, a group of researchers would have shown that applying electrical brain stimulation could rise your performance on mathematical exercises for a considerable time without affecting other functions and cause damage.


More careful we may have, there is always an opportunity in which electricity reminds us that is there, and demand respect constantly. Not necessarily have to be electricity network, since a little static accumulated will make us to leapfrog surprise and unpleasant. But used properly, electricity has provided us with incalculable benefits. Electricity has also had its degree of presence in medicine.Famous shock therapies were widely used in different psychiatric boxes during the last century, but with the advancement of drugs, are only very specific cases and complexes (some very advanced levels of depression, for example) that you can still use it.Therefore, the idea of giving shocks voluntarily may not seem entirely rational, unless they are suffering from any limitation.

Stimulation is applied in the parietal lobe, highlighted in color (source: Wikipedia)

A group of researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a method non-invasive brain stimulation known as stream direct Transcraneal, through which a mild electrical current is applied to increase or decrease the neuronal activity stimulation. There are many medical conditions in which a patient may lose either partial or total ability to perform and/or understand mathematical operations. In testing, study participants had a normal mathematical ability, but after receiving stimulation in the parietal lobe, capacity study participants increased significantly, assimilating numbers and formulas that had not seen before, and the “effects” (if we can call them that), lasted for a period of six months.


Now, before they leave running towards the outlet, wait.One thing to boost the speed of a person with no special mathematical learning, and a completely different is to improve the mathematical ability of someone who has suffered some kind of brain trauma, or who has been diagnosed with dyscalculia.If you work in these cases, progress would rather than significant.Those suffering from conditions of understanding mathematical reduced are unable to perform basic as read the quantities of ingredients to a recipe, or determine how much money you have in your pocket.All attend which improve the quality of life, is welcome.