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Too early? Brain stimulation device Thync fails to get traction in the minds of consumers

thync-vibes-wellnessHow Thync, Start­up Behind Brain-Zap­ping Gad­get, Almost Died (Bloomberg):

In 2014, Sil­i­con Val­ley start­up Thync had sold tech­nol­o­gy enthu­si­asts and ven­ture cap­i­tal­ists on the idea of strap­ping a device to your fore­head that sends elec­tric shocks to the brain. The wear­able gad­get gar­nered atten­tion for its futur­is­tic promis­es of brain stim­u­la­tion, Read the rest of this entry »

Brain hacking emerges as latest trend in wearable tech, but is it ready for prime time?

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Brain-zap­ping gad­gets promise to make you a bet­ter you — smarter, stronger, even hap­pi­er (The Wash­ing­ton Post):

Amer­i­cans’ obses­sion with well­ness is fuel­ing a new cat­e­go­ry of con­sumer elec­tron­ics, one that goes far beyond the ubiq­ui­tous Fit­bits and UP activ­i­ty wrist­bands that only pas­sive­ly mon­i­tor users’ phys­i­cal activ­i­ty. The lat­est wear­able tech, to put it in the sim­plest terms, is about hack­ing your brain. Read the rest of this entry »

Transcript: Paul Nussbaum on Meditation, Neuropsychology and Thanksgiving

Below you can find the full tran­script of our engag­ing Q&A ses­sion yes­ter­day on holis­tic brain health with clin­i­cal neu­ropsy­chol­o­gist Dr. Paul Nuss­baum, author of Save Your Brain. You can learn more about the full Brain Fit­ness Q&A Series Here.

Per­haps one of the best exchanges was: Read the rest of this entry »

Grand Rounds: Best of Health and Medical Blogging

Wel­come to a new edi­tion of Grand Rounds blog car­ni­val, the week­ly edi­tion of what’s best in the health and med­ical blo­gos­phere. This week, twen­ty four blog­gers share data, insights, ques­tions, reflec­tions and more. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

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