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Can You Zap Your Brain To Get Smarter?

May 6, 2014

A JOLT OF KNOWLEDGE: "Halo Neuroscience" may sound like a cult from a dystopian sci-fi novel, but it's a startup that just closed a $1.5 million round, led by Marc Andreessen and Jeff Clavier. The company, founded by neuroscientists, is developing a wearable device to "enhance brain performance for the healthy and impaired." (More deets on TechCrunch.) It's no joke. Wired recently took a look "Inside the Strange New World of DIY Brain Stimulation," where a heated debate has emerged over whether weekly brain zaps do indeed improve cognitive abilities and relieve pain.

Can You Zap Your Brain To Get Smarter?

Edtech Business

Can You Zap Your Brain To Get Smarter?

May 6, 2014

A JOLT OF KNOWLEDGE: "Halo Neuroscience" may sound like a cult from a dystopian sci-fi novel, but it's a startup that just closed a $1.5 million round, led by Marc Andreessen and Jeff Clavier. The company, founded by neuroscientists, is developing a wearable device to "enhance brain performance for the healthy and impaired." (More deets on TechCrunch.) It's no joke. Wired recently took a look "Inside the Strange New World of DIY Brain Stimulation," where a heated debate has emerged over whether weekly brain zaps do indeed improve cognitive abilities and relieve pain.

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