Do brain stimulation devices make you smarter?

Discover why people are using do-it-yourself stimulation devices to boost brain power ⎮ 19 min listen
Do brain stimulation devices make you smarter?

When it comes to self-improvement, there’s no shortage of books, tips, websites and online articles, particularly when it comes to boosting memory or brain power. The search term “hack your brain” turns up more than 7 million hits on Google. In this episode, we’re talking about brain stimulation – using external devices involving magnetic fields and electricity to zap the brain. In recent years, a market of do-it-yourself devices has developed, promising products that can deliver a – quote unquote – “instant boost” to memory or attention. But the safety of these devices is another question, as is whether they even work. Learn more by listening to Dr Martin Sale from the Queensland Brain Institute and other guest researchers discuss the topic here.