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Why brain stimulation isn't what it's cracked up to be

By Martin Héroux, Colleen Loo & Simon Gandevia

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Interest in electrical brain stimulation has skyrocketed in recent years, both in the popular media and scientific literature. The Conversation

Scientists and clinicians are using the non-invasive and cheap technique to treat various neurological and psychiatric disorders, including depression, epilepsy and addiction. The US military is researching whether it improves learning and attention. And those who train elite athletes can see its potential to enhance performance.

But our research shows...