Skip to comments.Electric thinking cap promises a new era of high-voltage learning
Posted on 09/16/2011 2:16:36 AM PDT by LibWhacker
Oxford scientists believe that applying a small current to a specific part of the brain helps people learn. Nick Collins tested their device
Ive got rubber pads strapped to my head and someone is about to fire an electric current through my brain.
Its meant to make me cleverer, but this doesnt feel too smart to me.
My palms are sticky, my fingers are trembling and its hard to tell if thats sweat pouring down my temples or water from the sponge that will conduct the charge through my skin.
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It looked like a mortar board hat and had a light bulb on top that would flash when an idea happened.
Ah, the ‘Brain Boost”... Let’s see the full power of the Krell!
It’s tinfoil hat time.
And BTW, why do we call them “tinfoil hats”? Do they even sell tinfoil anymore?
FWIW, there’s a classic Monty Python sketch about an adjustable thinking cap that doesn’t work quite right. The wearer tries to greet passersby with “Good morning!” but keeps saying “Bolivian tin mines!.....Bolivian tin mines!” instead.
(I need more coffee)
Ah - but beware of those monsters of the Id!
“Someone is about to fire an electric current through my brain.” How much does this cost? Me and my cousin Jeff used to do this for free.
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