“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 more…] about Trend: Consumers experiment with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) with no regulatory oversight
“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 more…] about Too early? Brain stimulation device Thync fails to get traction in the minds of consumers
30,000+ scientists and professionals gathered for the annual Society for Neuroscience conference in Chicago last month, proving the growing interest and activities to better understand the inner workings of the human brain, and to discover ways and technologies to enhance its health and performance.
Now, which of all those ongoing efforts are closer to touching our lives, to empower consumers, patients and health professionals? [Read more…] about 10 Non-invasive Neurotechnologies About to Transform Brain Enhancement and Brain Health
Our brain is at the core of everything we do, from the every-day decisions we make to the epic emotions we feel when we fall in love. Given its vital role in our lives, it is great news that two of the most well-funded research programs in the world focus on the brain sciences: [Read more…] about Good news: The Digital Revolution meets the Human Brain (as evidenced by the explosion of neurotech patent filings)
Hands-On With Thync’s Mood-Altering Headset (Techcrunch):
“Thync is launching its mood-altering headset today, letting you find a state of calm or boost your energy with controls on your smartphone.
…Once you begin, you can dial the intensity of the experience up or down [Read more…] about Unclear yet if it works, but here comes Thync–the first mainstream, consumer-focused brain stimulation device
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 more…] about Will consumer-led transcranial direct current stimulation revolutionize or hurt mental health?