A scientist conducts a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) experiment on a patient. TMS is a form of brain boosting used on people with brain injury or brain disorders, but it could boost brain performance in healthy people too, if society decides that’s a good thing, a researcher says. Photo: Shutterstock
A scientist conducts a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) experiment on a patient. TMS is a form of brain boosting used on people with brain injury or brain disorders, but it could boost brain performance in healthy people too, if society decides that’s a good thing, a researcher says. Photo: Shutterstock
Wellness

Brain boosting can improve your memory, reflexes, learning and more – but is it ethical?

  • Electrical or mechanical stimulation can improve brain function, and helps people suffering from brain injuries or disorders such as depression or schizophrenia
  • A researcher says these techniques can be used in healthy people too, to make them happier or improve brain performance, but it may not be right to do so

A scientist conducts a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) experiment on a patient. TMS is a form of brain boosting used on people with brain injury or brain disorders, but it could boost brain performance in healthy people too, if society decides that’s a good thing, a researcher says. Photo: Shutterstock
A scientist conducts a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) experiment on a patient. TMS is a form of brain boosting used on people with brain injury or brain disorders, but it could boost brain performance in healthy people too, if society decides that’s a good thing, a researcher says. Photo: Shutterstock
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