Roi’s brain numbers improvement zapper machine

Roi Cohen Radosh of Oxford has applied for a patent for his method of zapping (so to speak) the brain with electricity. “APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING AND/OR MAINTAINING NUMERICAL ABILITY” is the title of international patent #WO 2011/098789 Al, published on August 18, 2011. Here’s a detail from the document:

The patent document itself demonstrates a comfort with numbers, as in this passage:

The apparatus may be adapted to deliver the electrical current to the brain for at least 30 s, 1 min, 2 min, 3 min, 4 min, 5 min, 6 min, 7 min, 8 min, 9 min, or 10 min per session. The apparatus may be adapted to deliver the electrical current to the brain for at least 11 min, 12 min, 13 min, 14 min, 15 min, 16 min, 17 min, 18 min, 19 min or atleast 20 min per session. The apparatus may be adapted to deliver the electrical current to the brain for less than 6 hours, 5.5 hours, 5 hours, 4.5 hours, 4 hours, 3.5 hours, 3 hours, 2.5 hours, 2 hours, or 1.5 hours per session. The apparatus may be adapted to deliver the electrical current to the brain for less than 60 min, 50 min, 40 min, 30 min, or less than 25 min per session.

(Thanks to investigator Ed Pegg for bringing this to our attention.)