Can brief, electrical stimulation improve learning? Innovative research in the Department of Psychology aims to shed light on this fascinating question.

Scientists have developed methods for boosting brain function using electric currents. So far, these benefits have mainly been seen in lab-based tasks. Ongoing research at Swansea University aims to change that. Dr Nick Davis, Lecturer in Psychology, thinks we need to take techniques like tDCS out of the lab. "Brain stimulation has shown real promise in improving some abilities in the lab. We are trying to see if these improvements extend to real-world activities like throwing objects," he said. Read the full article about Nick's research here.