Shock Yourself To Get Better At Math04:33

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Published on November 14, 2017

Just a quick jolt to the brain and then you’re a math wizard? It sounds too good to be true, but new research suggests electric shocks may actually help! Anthony weighs in on the latest effort to improve our mental math abilities.

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