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The study in Neuroscience Letters, from the Centre for the Mind at the University of Sydney, found the same thing: none of their test subjects could solve the nine dots problem after a few minutes of trying. But when they equipped half of the test group with an electrode cap that provided weak electrical stimulation to their brains, 40% of the subjects were suddenly able to figure it out. Here's the result, straight from the paper: The majority of studies over the last century find that no participants can solve the nine-dot problem - a fact we confirmed. But with 10 min of right lateralising transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), more than 40% of participants did so. Specifically, whereas no participant solved this extremely difficult problem before stimulation or with sham stimulation, 14 out of 33 participants did so with cathodal stimulation of the left anterior temporal lobe together with anodal stimulation of the right anterior temporal lobe.
Originally posted by roguetechie
wow.... I want one of those hats!
I'm having issues right now in my math class so that would be extremely helpful. I wonder if we'll ever see this come to market?
Originally posted by DaRAGE
I gave it a go but was stumped. Had to click on the answer to figure it out.
Would love one of those machines.