Olympic Runners Supplement Training with Brain-Stimulating Headphones

This year’s Olympics, though plagued with Zika news, has actually produced interesting technological advances. High-tech gear is helping athletes go faster and farther and also helping to protect them. Now, some athletes are turning to a pair of headphones to help them improve their skills through brain stimulation. According to Engadget, an organization called Halo Neuroscience reported that it has worked with three American track and field athletes in training for the Rio Olympics. The company’s headphones, called Halo Sport, claim to stimulate the brain during training by sending pulses of energy that are meant to prime the athlete’s brain. Halo Neuroscience, who has previously partnered with the United States Ski Team to help train Olympic ski jumpers, explains that these headphones help create a quasi-brain plasticity. What this means…


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