Scientists have developed a thinking cap that can unlock the powerful potential of the brain. According to the article:
The device uses tiny magnetic pulses to change the way the brain works and has produced remarkable results in tests. Wearing the hairnet-like cap for a few minutes improved artistic ability and proof-reading skills.[...] The Sydney University researchers used a cap equipped with magnetic coil to zap the left side of the brain. This side generally sees the ‘bigger picture’ and suppresses the detail-hoarding right side.
Wow…I’ll have ten of those, thanks! According to researcher professor Allan Snyder:
[...]the experiments show we
all have hidden talents, we just have trouble tapping into them. [...] I believe that each of us has within us non-conscious machinery which can do extraordinary art, extraordinary memory and extraordinary mathematical calculations. We don’t normally access these skills because they are the machinery behind our daily lives and everything we do. We are only interested in the answer, not the working that went on to produce the answer. When you make complex decisions, or even catch a cricket ball, you are not aware of how your brain is performing all these complex tasks. My theory is that there is a lot happening and maybe you could see it by shutting off that conscious part of the brain. [...] ‘Imagine if I could temporarily give you a child’s look at the world.
Make that 20! Where do I place my order?