Thursday, May 16, 2013

Get Better at Chess With Electric Shock?

Just read this article over at Wired: Electrical Brain Stimulation Helps People Learn Math Faster.

I wonder if this applies to chess as well.  "The new research goes a step farther by showing that electrical stimulation can also improve the ability to perform calculations ..."  Obviously the article is referring to math calculations ... but the brain is still calculating in chess; so maybe it's applicable.

3 comments:

  1. I don't suppose you're volunteering to experiment on yourself to determine the correct voltage and then let the rest of us know what it is?

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  2. ;-) yeah - I don't think I'll be volunteering for this experiment. In fact, I would imagine it would be a very similar experience to Napoleon Dynamite trying time travel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3LHAlcrTRA)

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  3. The latest commentary:

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/electrically-stimulating-brain-may-improve-math-sk,32490/

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