Electric Signals To The Brain Boost Maths Understanding

Scientists have recently discovered that mathematical skills can be improved by shocking the brain with electric signals.

The findings could lead to great advances in helping children suffering from learning difficulties in maths.

The study found that students who’s brains were stimulated with a weak electricity current were able to complete numerical tasks with greater success.

"I am certainly not advising people to go around giving themselves electric shocks, but we are extremely excited by the potential of our findings," Roi Cohen Kadosh, a neuroscientist at Oxford University said to The Guardian.

"We've shown before that we can temporarily induce dyscalculia [a mathematical disability], and now it seems we might also be able to make someone better at maths. Electrical stimulation will most likely not turn you into Albert Einstein, but if we're successful, it might be able to help some people to cope better with maths."