05 February 2011

Scientific "Thinking Cap" Boosts Brain Power

Scientists have created a real-life thinking cap which works by zapping electricity through the brain. The strange-looking headgear has had extraordinary results and experts believe it could help people be more creative. The device was developed by the University of Sydney's Center for the Mind and suppresses the left side of the brain to catalyze the more creative right side into action.

The device, which uses two electricity conductors, significantly boosted results in a simple math test. Out of a sample of 60 participants, three times as many people who wore the cap were able to complete it, compared to those who tried it without. The cap was inspired by accident victims who experienced a sudden surge in creativity after damaging the left side of their brains.


1 comment:

Christiana said...

That is soo awesome!! I wish they had caps which you could just wear for a couple of hours at school and it transfers info into the brain, it could be a bit like a salon where you just sit in a chair and read mags whilst you get your hair done in those hairdryer machine thingys. Or you could run around playing footy in them , though i think it would look pretty strange. The picture looks a bit funny.