12 Feb '18, 4pm

Electric Jolt to the Brain Helps Stop Stutters

Photo: Speech and Brain Research Group/University of Oxford Advertisement Editor’s Picks At-Home Electric Headband for Depression Could Go Mainstream Researchers Testing New Electric Treatment for Migraines The Latest DIY Craze: Brain Hacking Their tongues might trip up over the name of the treatment, but people who stutter perform better on a speech test after receiving a daily jolt of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). That’s according to the results of a British trial, which found that coupling brain zapping with a five-day course of speech therapy helps those with stutters make positive, lasting changes in their communication skills. Hobbyists and athletes are already using tDCS to boost their memory, learning, and creativity. And there’s a growing body of evidence that the neurostimulation can ease the symptoms of pain and depression , as well as promote ...

Full article: https://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/biomedical/devices...

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