We can buy parts and pieces to upgrade our PC, but we can’t do the same for our brains. You can improve aspects of your mind by reading or doing puzzles, but there’s not really a “quick fix” for it. Synapses can only fire so fast…right?
It looks like there’s a way to speed up your brain power, and it’s called the Foc.us. This is a headset that rests on your forehead, and will essentially overclock your brain by giving you trans-cranial direct current stimulation. In other words, it shocks your noggin a bit, and your neurons will fire faster. You can set the level to your preference, as well as a timer on your smartphone or tablet for anywhere between 5 and 40 minutes of run time. This is aimed at PC gamers who want to make those split-seconds decisions a little bit faster, but anyone with epilepsy or implants should steer clear of this device. It will cost you $250, and will come with 8 sponges. While it has been approved as “safe”, you have to know that someone out there is going to overdo it with this thing.