Jared was an extremly popular speaker at this years State Library Conference.
He spent five years conducting psychological research examining memory, attention and learning, and over two years learning and utilising multiple imaging technologies and stimulation technologies.
Jared undertook his Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, the University of Melbourne. His objective was to complete his PhD by research in Cognitive Psychology with a focus on the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (a procedure which passes small electrical currents directly to the scalp to stimulate the nerve cells in the brain).
Jared’s larger goal of this research is to develop a non-invasive stimulatory paradigm that will mimic the effects of the pharmaceuticals currently prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
“It has been my goal since entering the neurosciences to conduct robust, translational research with a strong focus on applicability to learning and modern education. As ADD/ADHD is one of the most prevalent learning disorders in classrooms around the world, it is of great interest to attempt to alleviate symptomology and enhance individual learning.”
Jared has been awarded various honors for his research including - Outstanding Presenter Award, Melbourne PhD Student Conference (2013 and 2014); Student Travel Award, International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (2014); and Best Poster Award, Science of Learning Conference, Melbourne (2015).
He has presented his research at international conferences, peer reviewed scientific journals, and his work has been highlighted in a number of popular press outlets (including The New Yorker, The Economist, and New Scientist). He recently appeared on the ABC TV Catalyst program, ‘Series 16 Ep 12 Diagnosing Mental Illness, Ghostbusters, Brain Stimulation’ - to discuss Non-Invasive Electrical Brain Stimulation. to discuss Non-Invasive Electrical Brain Stimulation.
Jared says his Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provided him with the opportunity to build a strong network both within the University of Melbourne and within international institutions including Harvard University and University College London.
Jared continues to work with Alvaro Pascual-Leone who is one of the pioneers of noninvasive brain stimulation at Harvard Medical School. Upon completing his Endeavour scholarship, Jared intends to stay in Australia to complete some educational research and teach.
Some of Jared’s publications and discussions are:
• Horvath, J.C. (2015). Brain stimulation and memory: How strong is the evidence? Australasian Science (Cover Story). March, 2015.
• Singapore. 1st International Brain Stimulation Conference. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Demonstrates Little-to-No Reliable or Significant Effect on Any Cognitive/Behavioral or Neurophysiologic Outcome Measure: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis. March 3, 2015
• Melbourne, Australia. University of Melbourne. TMS in Cognitive Neuroscience.
May 18, 2012; May 24, 2013; April 4, 2014.
• The Economist. This is how to DIY hack your brain using a bundle of electronics. March 9, 2015.
• ABC Morning Breakfast. Does Brain Stimulation have an Effect? 8 Oct. 2014
To view a full publication list visit Jared's profile page on the University of Melbourne’s website.