Who We Are

Jared Cooney Horvath PhD, MEd

 

Jared Cooney Horvath is a Cognitive Neuroscientist with expertise in human learning, memory, and brain stimulation.  He earned his Master's degree from Harvard University and his Doctorate from the University of Melbourne.

 

Jared has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Southern California, the University of Melbourne, and over 30 schools around Australia.  Jared is currently an honorary researcher at the University of Melbourne and ST. Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne.

 

Jared has published 3 books, over 30 research articles, and has been awarded the Endeavour Scholoraship and numerous awards for scientific presentations.  His research has been featured in numerous popular publications, including The Economist, WIRED, The New Yorker, New Scientist, and ABC’s Catalyst.

Books

From the Laboratory to the Classroom.

London: Routledge     

Popular Press

What causes mind blanks during exams?

The Conversation

 

Confusion, error, & feedback.

Horizon: Thought Leadership

 

It’s not PowerPoint’s fault; you’re just using it wrong.

The Conversation

 

Brain stimulation and memory.

Australasian Science (Cover Story)

 

Does brain training work?

The Conversatio

Research

 

A bridge too far – revisited: Reframing Bruer’s neuroeducation argument for modern science of learning practitioners. 

Frontiers in Psychology, 7(377), 1-12

 

The neuroscience of PowerPoint.

Mind, Brain, & Education, 8(3), 137-143

 

Evidence that transcranial direct current (tDCS) generates little-to-no reliable neurophysiologic effect: a systematic review.

Neuropsychologia, 66, 213-236

Is neuroenhancement by noninvasive brain stimulation a net zero-sum proposition?

NeuroImage, 85(3), 1058-1068

Quantitative review finds no evidence of

cognitive effects in healthy populations from single-session transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). 

Brain Stimulation, 8(3), 535-550

Select Publications
Our Work in the News

Newspaper/Magazine

Handwriting makes a comeback, outperforming laptops in memory.

The Australian

‘Brain doping’ may improve athletes’ performance.

Nature

 

Therapy borne on electrical currents.

The New York Times

 

Electrified: Adventured in tDCS.

The New Yorker

 

Hacking your brain

The Economist

Read this before zapping your brain.

WIRED

 

Has the brain-zap backlash begun?

New Scientist

Radio/PodCast

 

Preparing for Exams.

Radio National Drivetime

 

What Causes Mind Blanks?

702 ABC Sydney

 

tDCS – What’s Going On?

Nature Neuroscience PodCast

Teaching Students about their Brain.

ABC Morning Breakfast

Television

 

Brain stimulation.

ABC Catalyst

 

Magnetic mind control.

Nova: Science Now

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