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Monday, September 5, 2011

The Long-Term Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation

While convulsive brain stimulation causes sharp decreases in mathematical abilities, softer techniques can temporarily make persons talented at math1. But this boost in learning ability has long-term effects. When they are in a state in which they can grasp such math, they can learn it. So even though their ability to learn math is boosted, the learning that occurs during that boost increases their mathematical proficiency even after that boost has subsided.

But deep brain stimulation is invasive, requiring either the implantation of an electrode or the stimulation of the parts of the brain between magnetic2 or sonic3 pulses' target neurons. But there is something else you can do to boost your talent for math: familiarize yourself with accounting, computer programming or physics. This will connect more parts of the brain to the mathematical parts, although pan-conceptual brain doping too can increase the amount of lines running toward and into math nodes.

1http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101104154209.htm
2http://www.dukehealth.org/health_library/health_articles/not-so-deep-brain-stimulation
3http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100609122832.htm

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