Microcurrents on the Job

army-tdcTranscranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), has been tested by the US military to enhance brain function. The article reports: “US military scientists have used electrical brain stimulators to enhance mental skills of staff, in research that aims to boost the performance of air crews, drone operators and others in the armed forces’ most demanding roles. …

“The technology is seen as a safer alternative to prescription drugs …

“But in a series of experiments at the air force base, the researchers found that electrical brain stimulation can improve people’s multitasking skills and stave off the drop in performance that comes with information overload.”

While this technology uses microcurrents, it is based on direct current. As a result, the use is recommended only as a medically supervised technology. Reported in The Guardian as: US military successfully tests electrical brain stimulation to enhance staff skills. November 7, 2016.