Electro-Headset zaps your Brain for better Gaming

Es gibt jetzt ein Headset, das den Cortex Praefrontalis des Gehirns per schwachen Elektroschocks stimuliert und so bei Gamern bessere Reaktionen möglich machen soll. Scheint tatsächlich kein wirklicher Bullshit zu sein, zumindest schließen es Neuroscience-Blogs nicht aus, dass das Teil tatsächlich funktionieren könnte.

Foc.us is a company that makes headsets for gamers. Those headsets, starting to ship in July, send electricity through your brain. This is their pitch: „Overclock your brain using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to increase the plasticity of your brain. Make your synapses fire faster. Faster Processor, Faster Graphics, Faster Brain!“ If that sounds a little sketchy to you, that's because it probably should. […]

Foc.us is marketing $249 headsets ("Maximum 2 headsets per order.") that claim to "[e]xcite your prefrontal cortex," thus improving your gaming ability. To the company's credit, at least one study suggests hooking up a 9-volt to your skull could improve gaming ability, although that was all done in the lab, under professional supervision.

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