Scientists Discover That This Neuroscience Technique Can Enhance Creativity

It’s as simple as a zap. According to researchers at the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), safe levels of electrical brain stimulation can enhance the ability to think more creatively. The research, which is published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, investigates the ability of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), a form of neurostimulation which delivers low electrical currents to the brain via electrodes on the scalp, to stimulate a specific brain region known to be linked with creativity — the frontopolar cortex. In previous studies, neuroscientists have delivered these mild electric pulses to participants’ brains in order to help lower levels of depression, reduce symptoms of anorexia nervosa, and even zap away motion sickness. However, the potential to enhance creativity with this technique wasn’t explored until now. SEE ALSO: Research Shows…


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