March 31, 2015
On the PBS Nightly News Hour they had a long segment concerning tDCS — Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation research.
Unlike the ‘electric shock / brain cooking’ treatments like in the movie, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, this is something very subtle — about the same as a 9 volt battery — but seems to give the ‘brain power’ a boost that compares to 3-4 times the ‘jolt’ of a good Starbucks mega caffeine dose. And the increase tends to last several hours compared to that same caffeine pick-me-up.
The segment also showed how it was being used for stroke victims — improving dexterity / movement function through tDCS processing.
PLUS, it is sooooo easy, you can buy ‘head sensors’ / stimulators for like $100 or even click around the Interwebs and make your own.
Imagine improving your mental focus / processing and more with a 20 minute meditation session and wearing a headband.
Wonder how many levels of reality we can access in the coming years with such ‘simple’ technology?
Below is a website with tons of links to articles and research info plus DIY (do-it-yourself) places… enjoy. .