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Zapping the Brain Improves Math Skills : Discovery News

From the article Zapping the Brain Improves Math Skills : Discovery News.


  • A mild electrical current improves a person’s ability to learn math skills.
  • The effect lasts up to six months.
  • The technique could help students learn other skills besides math as well


It’s barely enough to light a light bulb, but passing a very mild current of electricity through the brain can turn on a metaphorical light bulb in a person’s brain.

Scientists from the University of Oxford have shown that they can improve a person’s math abilities for up to six months. The research could help treat the nearly 20 percent of the population with moderate to severe dyscalculia (math disability), and could probably aid students in other subjects as well.

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.