Maarten Frens – What would you do if you were limitless?

written by Michelle van Duijn, 6 September 2013, filed as article

MF-1Imagine if you were able to be the best at whatever you wanted! Be it mastering a language, working out complicated mathematical equations, or being able to paint with the skills of van Gogh or Rembrandt – it’s all attainable.

It wouldn’t be surprising if you thought that this was an introduction to a Tel Sell commercial playing in the background of sci-fi movie – but it may in fact be possible in the very near future.

At this year’s TEDxDelft the world-renowned brain-professor dr. Maarten Frens will share his expertise and experiences with Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS); a ground-breaking technique that could enable us to be, well… Limitless. In short, tDCS is a form of neurostimulation which uses constant, low current delivered directly to certain brain areas of interest.

As an authority in the field of “brain enhancement”, Maarten used double-blind experiments, meaning neither the person carrying out the experiment nor the subject knew that they were being stimulated. Thanks to his research and findings Maarten has gotten to the bottom of so called “electrical doping”. At TEDxDelft Maarten will share all his fascinating findings and unveil if we have a smarter, stronger, faster and more creative future ahead of us.

So could we see a future where athletes get caught with using tDCS to enhance their talents at the 2016 Olympics? Or where students take cheating to an entirely new level?

Don’t miss the opportunity to see him talk on October 4 to find out. Buy your tickets now.

@hersenprofessor

1 comment

One Response to Maarten Frens – What would you do if you were limitless?

  1. Pingback: Our Line-Up Round-Up | TEDxDelft