Courtesy:Need a little pick-me-up before the big morning meeting? Put down the coffee, and grab a thinling cap lit'erally.That's the vision of Allan Snyder, a researcher at the center for the mind at the University of Sydney in Australia. Synder is working on a device that sends tiny electric shocks to the brain. Those bursts have been shown to boost creativity. Synder's research is part of a boom in studies exploring the possible benefits that electric stimulation can have on learning, cordination, addiction and mood. Direct-current stimulation is most associated with the electroshock therapy used in the 1940's to treat depression. But despite that shaky past, neuroscientists are buzzing that this may be a new frontier for their research.