The BBC's Fergus Walsh
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Electric current applied to BBC reporter's brain

Applying a tiny electrical current to the brain could make you better at learning maths, according to Oxford University scientists.

They found that targeting a part of the brain called the parietal lobe improved the ability of volunteers to solve numerical problems.

The BBC's Fergus Walsh attached the electrodes to his head and attempted to solve a mathematical puzzle.

  • 04 Nov 2010
  • From the section Health