Selected Research in the Media


The New York Times. Firing up the neural symphony. May 14, 2019


Financial Times of London. Electrical stimulation gives significant memory boost to elderly. April 8, 2019.
Science Magazine. Zapping elderly brains with electricity improves short-term memory – for almost an hour. April 8, 2019.



NPR. Scientists test whether brain stimulation could help sharpen aging memory. April 8, 2019


The Times of London. Electric shock: zapping brain can improve your memory. April 9, 2019


Associated Press. Brain zaps boost memory in people over 60, study finds. April 8, 2019


BBC. Precise brain stimulation boosts memory. April 8, 2019.



Reuters. Electrical brain stimulation can boost memory function in older people. April 8, 2019


The Guardian. Scientists reverse memory decline using electrical pulses. April 8, 2019



The New York Times. To improve memory, tune it like an orchestra. April 8, 2019



World Economic Forum. Scientists have discovered a way to control how you think. October 16, 2017.




CBC Radio, Quirks & Quarks. Could zapping your brain with electricity make you smarter? October 13, 2017.


9/20/17 -- Boston, Massachusetts Prof Rob Reinhart has a new paper coming out in PNAS. In his research, he has been able can up-regulate or down-regulate cognitive performance via non-invasive brain stimulation in health humans. Pictured here with some equipment including a high definition cranial electrical current stimulator. Photo by Cydney Scott for Boston University Photography
Photo by Cydney Scott for Boston University Photography


Yahoo News. New breakthrough could allow people to ‘turbocharge’ their brains using electrodes. October 13, 2017.




NBC NewsHave Scientists Found a Way to ‘Turbocharge’ the Human Brain? October 13, 2017




Inverse Science. Electrode zaps could ‘turbo charge’ the human brain. October 9, 2017




Psychology Today. Synchronizing brain waves can turbocharge executive function. October 9, 2017
Science Daily. A little spark for sharper sightJune 30, 2016


Society for Neuroscience, NeuronlineElectrical stimulation improves learning in schizophrenia. April 7, 2016


Association for Psychological Science. Imagination beats practice in boosting visual search performance. May 18, 2015


Schizophrenia Research Forum. Non-invasive stimulation reworks brain waves, improves cognition. August 19, 2015


ABC News | Yahoo News. Your brain on electricity: Does it make you learn faster? April 17, 2014.
NBC NewsThis ‘thinking cap’ really does improve learning. March 29, 2014.