How to Remember More With Electricity: Michael Weisend

Illustration by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Brain: Age Fotostock

A few years ago, I was talking to an admiral. He said, “Son, I get better and better equipment every year, but I get dumber and dumber guys to run it.” He wanted me to help his troops retain more of their training. The idea would be to employ training strategies to minimize the drop-off in proficiency between training sessions. That’s where we think transcranial direct-current stimulation (TDCS), the application of a low electrical current directly to the brain, may be helpful.

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