In another foray into the realms of improbable brain research, mad scientists in Australia claim to have found a way to boost your intelligence to Rain Man-esque levels using magnets and something that looks like a hairnet. When inspiration is low or creativity ebbs, Sydney University researchers claim that an electromagnetic 'zap' to the left side of the brain will cause all you over-analytic, right-brained types to shift to the other hemisphere, where you will soon be writing operas, penning sonnets and proofreading like a champ. As professor Allan Snyder says: "I believe that each of us has within us non-conscious machinery which can do extraordinary art, extraordinary memory and extraordinary mathematical calculations." Really doctor? Even the guy with the "get a brain morans" sign? Okay, we'll take your word for it.

[Via Switched]

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