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Neuro-enhanced super-soldiers: Far-fetched science fantasy or an inevitable future?

About five years ago, not long after I started up my research group at Cardiff University, something rather strange happened. One morning I came down to my lab to find the door wide open and a suited man standing in the middle of the room, peering around and scribbling on…

Electric shocks to the brain may help humans solve math problems faster

Psychologists find students do puzzles 27% faster after non-invasive procedure than those who had no treatment People who struggle with maths problems might fare better after a course of gentle electric shocks to the brain, scientists have claimed. Psychologists at Oxford University found that students scored higher on mental arithmetic…