The 'thinking cap' that could unlock your inner genius and boost creativity
Now scientists are developing a 'thinking cap' that could turn that theory into practice and unlock the amazing potential of the human brain.
The device uses tiny magnetic pulses to change the way the brain works and has produced remarkable results in tests.
How the "thinking cap" works:
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.
Details of the experiment:
In one experiment, volunteers were asked to draw a dog, horse or face from memory before and after being zapped for ten to 15 minutes.
Four of the 11 volunteers produced more natural pictures after wearing the cap.
Two also spotted written mistakes in pieces of text that they'd overlooked earlier, a Royal Society conference heard on Monday.
In a third experiment, the device boosted the ability to quickly estimate the number of dots shown on a screen.