If proved effective and safe, electrical stimulation could be used in clinics, classrooms and even at home to help people who struggle with particular cognitive tasks. Photo: AP If proved effective and safe, electrical stimulation could be used in clinics, classrooms and even at home to help people who struggle with particular cognitive tasks. Photo: AP
If proved effective and safe, electrical stimulation could be used in clinics, classrooms and even at home to help people who struggle with particular cognitive tasks. Photo: AP

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If proved effective and safe, electrical stimulation could be used in clinics, classrooms and even at home to help people who struggle with particular cognitive tasks. Photo: AP If proved effective and safe, electrical stimulation could be used in clinics, classrooms and even at home to help people who struggle with particular cognitive tasks. Photo: AP
If proved effective and safe, electrical stimulation could be used in clinics, classrooms and even at home to help people who struggle with particular cognitive tasks. Photo: AP
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