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Brain-Zapping Headphones Could Make You a Better Athlete.

Chao is a cofounder and the CEO of a startup called Halo Neuroscience, which released the neurostimulating headphones, called Halo Sport, last month. The arch of the headphones contains two electrodes that deliver a very small amount of electric current to the wearer’s head, aimed at the neurons in the motor cortex, a brain region that coördinates movement.

The mild stimulation, called transcranial direct-current stimulation, essentially makes it “slightly easier for the neurons to fire,” says Chao. In principle, that should cause them to form more new connections. Chao says the company’s research data suggests this effect can be used to help athletes get more out of their training.

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“Primers feature soft foam nibs that sit comfortably on the head, and Neuropriming often goes unnoticed or feels like a light tingle.

We want to try these out 🙂