Shocking news: Electrical brain stimulation improves math skills for up to six months, claims a study published in Current Biology. Researchers, who used a weak electrical current, hope to aid people with moderate to severe numerical disabilities — as many as 20 percent of the population — as well as stroke victims.
“I am certainly not advising people to go around giving themselves electric shocks, but we are extremely excited by the potential of our findings,” said Roi Cohen Kadosh of the University of Oxford. “Electrical stimulation will most likely not turn you into Albert Einstein, but if we’re successful, it might be able to help some people to cope better with maths.”
Turn on the juice and Johnny can find the lowest common denominator? Here’s hoping it pans out.