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.

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



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


Handwriting makes a comeback, outperforming laptops in memory.

The Australian

‘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

The Economist

Read this before zapping your brain.



Has the brain-zap backlash begun?

New Scientist



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



Brain stimulation.

ABC Catalyst


Magnetic mind control.

Nova: Science Now

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