Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Electrical Stimulation Boosts Math Skills: Don't Tase Me, Teach!

I'm reading: Electrical Stimulation Boosts Math Skills: Don't Tase Me, Teach!Tweet this!

You may recall that "Don't Tase Me, Bro" was the top quote of 2007. I'm wondering if "Don't Tase me, Teach" will be the hot one of 2011.

You see, recent research indicates that sending a mild electrical stimulation to the brain may help improve people's math skills for up to six months.

Imagine the test scores! Though I can also see a sort of Flowers for Algeron type-fallout.

I originally saw this in Investor's Business Daily, but the link above mentions that the stimulation can also be applied to decrease math skills. Interesting.


Disclaimer: The amount of electricity used in the trials was much smaller than the hefty jolt served up by Tasers. Let's keep Tasers out of our classroom and out of the hands of our children for as long as possible. 'Mkay?

1 comment:

Joanna said...

Wow, this is one of those times when I'm glad the worst we had in our classrooms were nuns with rulers. At least with them you knew what you had coming!