Cainntear wrote:Cavesa wrote:transcranial stimulation is a also a well known thing that is researched heavily and even clinically used. The tool is supposed to make your sport or music (or other motoric memory based skill) practice more efficient. I wasn't using it consistently enough, but the reasoning and studies seemed rather ok.
I thought the studies all said that it works for most people if monitored and adjusted by a professional to match the specific user, but that an off-the-shelf unit has no guarantees of stimulating the right areas....?
It is not total nonsense like many other such tools. But you're most probably right, there is no such guarantee. It is based on the known motoric areas, and fits rather well, but of course it is not adapted to an individual brain mapping of your cortex. I guess it is helpful to some people, may be better than placebo, but it should definitely be approached with realistic expectations, not as a miracle.
But it is still far superior, in terms of scientific background, to the language learning with skin idea.