Apparently scientists in Albuquerque, New Mexico have proven that attaching 9V batteries to an individuals head and feeding small amounts of electric current into the cranium via electrodes, can significantly improve gaming performanceâ€¦say what now?
An experiment, which had volunteers navigating through a military combat simulation in search of snipers, landmines and other threats, demonstrated that the Frankenstein approach gave users an edge over the standard participants who were not utilizing the addition of â€œTranscranial Direct-Current Stimulationâ€ (tDCS).
As it turns out tDCS, (which has supposedly been deemed safe for humans) has the potential to increase an individual’s ability to learn and remember certain procedures when stimulation is delivered to the relevant parts of the brain. While it would seem that ethical debates are circling the topic, I for one find the thought of gamers with 9V battery helmets absolutely hilarious. I can see it now, â€œpre order your copy of Call of Duty: Lunar invasion now, and receive your 9V stimulation collectors edition helmet free of chargeâ€-â€œbatteries not includedâ€.
Source: Blog Technical
Last Updated: April 18, 2011