Information before regulation to make amateur brain stimulation safer

In the comfort of their own home, an unknown number of people are electrically stimulating their brains. People are doing it because they believe it can boost mental agility, help with disorders such as depression, or just for the pleasure of exploring a scientific frontier outside the constraints of professional science. And apparently some computer gamers are doing it because they think it can improve their performance. But home brain stimulation is opposed by most neuroscientists on safety grounds. That has helped create a knowledge vacuum that leaves brain stimulation enthusiasts piecing together information on which devices to purchase, and how to use them, from whatever online sources they can find, most often from other home users. It’s the Wild West of neuroscience. And that needs to change. Methods of…


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