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Brain Doping

“I got an electrical charge put straight into my brain to explore the bizarre new frontier of doping in sport”

Originally intended to help in the treatment of depression and other mental illnesses, tDCS has become adopted into the world of sports. With no rules governing the use of tDCS, many Olympic athletes have utilized the technology in the recent Rio Olympics. By sending electrical signals through the brain, tDCS could be used to target the motor area while training and improve the training effectiveness. Similarly, tDCS could be used to target the area of your brain responsible for letting you know your body is tired. In repressing this feeling athletes can potentially train even harder and push their bodies further. Though Plato and Halo are not yet commercially available to all potential users, many tDCS stimilators are available from sites like Caputron.

 

Full Article:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/olympics/2016/08/19/i-got-an-electrical-charge-put-straight-into-my-brain-to-explore/

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