News This Week: Get Smarter With Deep Brain Stimulation And Other Stories
Each week we round up our favorite stories for your weekend-clicking pleasure.
1. Now it’s easier than ever to receive serious brain stimulation—the act of altering electrical signals in the brain—with transcranial stimulation devices that deliver a direct current to targeted regions of the brain. These interventions could help improve your memory and make you a faster learner. Read more
2. But what about deep brain’s stimulation effect on your mood? Scientists grapple with how much current to give, afraid they might make someone “too happy.” Read more
3. Americans are more obese than ever. Data from a new study shows that nearly 40 percent of Americans were considered obese in 2015 and 2016, a sharp increase from a decade earlier. Read more
4. Can’t meditate? You might be making one of the seven common mistakes first-time meditators make. Read more