A 2010 BBC article says:

Applying a tiny electrical current to the brain could make you better at learning maths, according to Oxford University scientists.

They found that targeting a part of the brain called the parietal lobe improved the ability of volunteers to solve numerical problems.

It feels so wrong, that I am inclined to call this an error.

Is this summarised result correct?

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    I believe this is the study, which was appropriately published in a journal called “Current Biology”.
    – Laurel
    Oct 19, 2019 at 13:47
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    I think this falls under Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, which has been asked about here
    – Oddthinking
    Oct 19, 2019 at 16:00


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