Science may have found a way to make you smarter9/16/2012
If you've been told a time or two you're not the sharpest tool in the wood shed, brighten up with this news: Scientists have implanted a device into monkeys that appears to make them smarter. In a study published in the Journal of Neural Engineering, researchers implanted electrodes into the cerebral cortices of rhesus monkeys and trained them to identify objects on a screen. Once they could do it with 70 percent accuracy, they were given cocaine (what else?), which plunged their accuracy rate down to 50 percent. However, the implants were then used to electronically stimulate certain neurons, not only restoring the original 70 percent, but increasing accuracy to 75 percent. Lesson? Cocaine makes you stupid, but future science will make you fake smart. [Source]
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