Why Elite Athletes Are Zapping Their Brains With Electricity

Sprinter Hafsatu Kamara of Sierra Leone training for the Rio Olympics with Halo Sport CREDIT: Power Ten Production Coaches like to say if you can do something once, you can do it every time. What makes  Stephen Curry special isn’t that he can throw a basketball through a hoop from 30 feet away; it’s that he can do it so reliably, under all different circumstances, and always at an angle of precisely 46 degrees.  That’s consistency is the result of thousands of hours of practice, of course. But a new piece of sports training  technology has demonstrated an ability to accelerate that process. The device,  Halo Sport, is a headset that sends electrical current through the wearer’s scalp and skull, directly into the brain’s motor cortex, where it puts neurons into…

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