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.
From the Laboratory to the Classroom.
What causes mind blanks during exams?
Confusion, error, & feedback.
Horizon: Thought Leadership
It’s not PowerPoint’s fault; you’re just using it wrong.
Brain stimulation and memory.
Australasian Science (Cover Story)
Does brain training work?
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
Our Work in the News
Handwriting makes a comeback, outperforming laptops in memory.
‘Brain doping’ may improve athletes’ performance.
Therapy borne on electrical currents.
The New York Times
Electrified: Adventured in tDCS.
The New Yorker
Hacking your brain
Read this before zapping your brain.
Has the brain-zap backlash begun?
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
Magnetic mind control.
Nova: Science Now