A group of Oxford University researchers claim that they have developed a new brain stimulation technique that can improve the efficiency of the brain.
Known as Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, or TDCS, the technique involves passing a small electric current across specific regions in the brain. Though it was initially developed to treat patients who were suffering from brain injuries, the researchers found that it also improved the brain function in healthy adults.
In the report that has been published in the journal Current Biology, lead researcher Dr Roi Cohen Kadosh said that the benefits from the treatment were still visible when the researchers conducted a second test on the participants six months after the initial test.
"It's not a magic pill. You still have to work hard, but it is going to improve the results of that work, enhancing your performance, allowing you to learn more easily and achieve more", Dr Cohen said.