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Trend: Consumers experiment with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) with no regulatory oversight

-- DIY tDCS device: Four 9-volt batteries and sticky self-adhesive electrodes, connected by a circuit board. Courtesy of Matt Herich

– DIY tDCS device: Four 9‑volt bat­ter­ies and sticky self-adhe­sive elec­trodes, con­nect­ed by a cir­cuit board. Cour­tesy of Matt Herich

Stu­dents Zap Their Brains For a Boost, For Bet­ter Or Worse (NPR):

Last Octo­ber, Matt Herich was lis­ten­ing to the news while he drove door to door deliv­er­ing piz­zas. A sto­ry came on the radio about a tech­nol­o­gy that sends an elec­tric cur­rent through your brain to pos­si­bly make you bet­ter at Read the rest of this entry »

Will consumer-led transcranial direct current stimulation revolutionize or hurt mental health?

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Ther­a­py Borne on Elec­tri­cal Cur­rents (The New York Times):

…This is Thync, the lat­est in tran­scra­nial direct cur­rent stim­u­la­tion, or tDCS. The man­u­fac­tur­er says the device, to come out lat­er this year, can alter the user’s mood in min­utes via elec­tric cur­rent Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming neurogaming conference in San Francisco

NeuroGamingQuick heads-up: Ear­ly-bird reg­is­tra­tion to the first Neu­rogam­ing con­fer­ence expires on April 1st, 2013. Check out the agen­da now and see if you want to join a great ros­ter of indus­try speak­ers. I’ll be run­ning this ses­sion on May 1st:

Think, Think, Think: Cog­ni­tive Gam­ing Plat­forms. This pan­el will dis­cuss how break­through tech­nolo­gies like tran­scra­nial direct cur­rent stim­u­la­tion, ultra­sonic brain stim­u­la­tion, eye track­ing, and Read the rest of this entry »

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