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Gaming just got a bit weirder. Foc.us Labs, a US-based manufacturer, created a headset, which fires electricity into the brain's frontal lobe that supposedly improves focus while you're playing. The four electrodes deploy so-called transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), which, according to the report is similar to a technique used in treating depression (that's just fucking great).
The method is meant to "make your synapses fire faster" and "overclock your brain." Current is applied through an iPhone app that allows the user to control the strength and duration of each session.
Foc.us did state that this is not a medical device and it's not regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration. On the other hand, they stress that the device meets regulated safety standards. Although, epilepsy sufferers and people under 18, are advised not to use the device.
I must admit that I can see how the manufacturer wanted to enhance the gameplay experience with this device, but I'll also admit that from some angles it looks a bit like a Nazi information extractor.
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