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You're Smarter Than That

Brain Zapping is the Latest Weird Thing Pro Athletes Are Trying

But are the benefits of this new enhancement device all in their heads?
Meg Charlton
1.20.17
DIY

DIY Brain Stimulation Could Have Scary Side Effects, Doctors Say

Boosting certain cognitive abilities might come at the cost of others.
Kate Lunau
7.11.16
alzheimer's

The Science and Snake Oil of Neurostimulation

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation is hyped as a way to improve everything from your piloting skills to melancholy to Alzheimer’s—and that’s exactly why it’s hard to take seriously.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.12.16
mental health

We Still Don't Know Jack About 'Cognitive Enhancement'

Cognitive neuroscientist Martha Farah offers a warning.
Michael Byrne
10.25.15
Health

In the Future You Could Zap Your Brain with Your Phone to Stop Motion Sickness

Researchers found transcranial direct current stimulation could help alleviate motion-induced nausea.
Victoria Turk
9.4.15
Modern Medicine

Is DIY Brain Shocking the Future of Therapy?

I bought a brain-zapping device from a person on Reddit for a couple bucks. Would strapping batteries to my head hurt me?
Jason Koebler
7.15.15
psychology

Treating OCD With Gamma Rays Is Really Hard

Researchers are advancing novel treatments for severe OCD.
Steph Yin
4.20.15
Hacking

Inside a Brain Hackathon: Hacking Brain Waves to Extend the Mind

Hackers hacked brain waves at a brain-hacking hackathon.
Victoria Turk
3.23.15
Hacking

The DIY Neuroenhancers Hacking Their Brains With Electricity

Smart drugs aren't the only way to get a cognitive boost.
Victoria Turk
7.30.14