Growth through our ability to develop technology and master our environments has been the foundation of our species success. Everything our species has accomplished in the world we live in is amazing. The ability to produce technology is one of our greatest assets.
— insert hyperbole here — One reason “why” we believe we are such a dominant species is due to our HUGE brains. Collectively we are a magnificent and destructive super-organisim. Our brains give us the ability to produce technology to continue our reign as the number one species on the planet.
In order to continue holding the title as the world’s greatest species we must continue maximizing all our available biological resources. Imagine a tool to enhance your cognitive abilities. “Enhanced judgement. Enhanced awareness. Enhanced perception. Enhanced reasoning.” Sounds like an opening head line in a few movies.
Reality is much weirder than fiction. The digital community has shown me the way to use a technological tool to potentially improve cognitive performance.
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation is a form of neurostimulation delivered to the brain via small electrodes. tCDS was originally developed to assist patients who suffered brain injuries.
Should sick and injured humans be the only beings to benefit from tCDS technology? Should healthy humans utilize the technology to help enhance their ability to increase cognitive performance?
tCDS can possibly improve cognitive performance’s in these essential areas:
- problem solving
- attention span
- Anondal Electrode
- Cathodal Electrode
- Battery Powered Device
tCDS sends a constant low direct current through electrodes to the regions of interest within the brain. The current stimulate’s blood flow and either increases or decreases neurons. The side effects should be understood also.
- Itching Under Electrodes
- Phosphene at start (seeing light without entering the eye)
- CURRENTLY NO KNOWN RISKS
I have attempted to use all sorts of technological tools to help enhance my abilities in life. The simplicity of tCDS has intrigued me. I want to know if a constant low direct current can put me in a state of flow. I want to know if I can induce intracerebral current flow and alter my brains function. I want to know if DARPA and other institutions with people way smarter than me can give people the tools to improve cognitive performance without the need of pharmaceutical aids.