The week of April 10, 2016
While transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has shown some effectiveness in treating mood disorders, some manufacturers tout tDCS devices as cognitive cure-alls. That has scientists worried.
Spoiler alert: despite a plethora of apps and techniques, it doesn’t work, as new research proves once again. So why do people continue to believe in it?
A faceless collective of armchair scientists are testing the effects of DIY—and sharing the results online.
Keep telling yourself, “It’s only a movie. It’s only a movie.”
VR developers know how to make your brain think what they want it to think.
From “brain training” apps to concussion-preventing chocolate milk, we’re surrounded by dubious, pseudoscientific claims. What’s behind all this neurobunk?