The U.S. military has developed a device to improve the functioning of the brain

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To improve your mental abilities, you need are known to "gnaw granite of science". But many are trying to find and easier way. And maybe, researchers from McGill University in Canada and researchers from HRL Laboratories have developed a new device that can increase the thinking ability of a person.

About the new development according to the editors of the Daily Mail. According to the report, the device is a pacemaker of the brain, and supporting the development of management of perspective research projects of the Ministry of defense.

To operate the device employs a constant current stimulating the prefrontal cortex of the brain. She is known to be responsible for such cognitive functions as memory, attention and decision-making. As scientists say, the use of design improves communication between different areas of the brain, which promotes more rapid learning. The electrodes of the helmet attached to the head without surgical intervention.

It is Worth noting that the device has passed a series of tests on primates. During the tests the animals have a number of features with the help of visual marks to determine the place where the food is. As a result, to learn to define the relationship between tags and food animals it took 22 attempts. However, after stimulation by direct current, the group of primates trained for this in just 12 attempts.

Scientists hope their method can be used in the future to stimulate areas of the brain responsible for learning. Including for military training, accelerating learning new skills.

Based on materials of RIA «news»

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