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Brain Zapping Improves Math Ability 202

sciencehabit writes "If you are one of the 20% of healthy adults who struggle with basic arithmetic, simple tasks like splitting the dinner bill can be excruciating. Now, a new study suggests that a gentle, painless electrical current applied to the brain can boost math performance for up to 6 months. Researchers don't fully understand how it works, however, and there could be side effects." We've covered various other potential benefits to having your brain shocked.
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Brain Zapping Improves Math Ability

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  • Re: huh (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 17, 2013 @07:54AM (#43750503)

    Most numbers are not made up. A finite number of people have had a finite amount of time to make up numbers, so there are finitely many made up numbers. Since we know that there are infinitely many numbers, most numbers have not yet been made up.

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