Tyler Neurotechnology Lab


July, 2018. Our work on transdermal auricular vagal nerve stimulation (taVNS) for sports performance enhancement was featured in the ESPN Films docuseries "Enhanced" produced by Alex Gibney of Jigsaw Productions. Our work is highlighted in the episodes “Skill Training”, as well as “Mind Gurus” directed by Paul Taublieb of Taublieb Films. Watch “Mind Gurus” here.

September, 2018. Our work on transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS) for brain circuit modulation and performance enhancement was featured on the History Channel’s “In Search Of” hosted by Zach Quinto (aka "Dr. Spock"). We used some tFUS and TMS to tweak some of Zach’s brain circuits before putting him through a performance test. We also chat briefly about the important and concerning topic of bad actors using neuromodulation as weaponized technology. Watch Episode 7 of "In Search Of" hosted by Quinto here.


Ultrasound for the brain. Nature, November 7, 2017.

Researchers receive DARPA funding to study language learning. UMD Division of Research, May 10, 2017.

Stimulating the expansion of human cognitive potential. ASU Full Circle, April 26, 2017.

TNT researchers set out to advance pace and effectiveness of cognitive skills training. DARPA News and Events, April 26, 2017.

Brain-zapping gadgets promise to make you a better you — smarter, stronger, even happier. Washington Post, Mar. 29, 2016

Mind over matter: Ultrarunner Dean Karnazes's brain-training device. Sports Illustrated, Sep. 29, 2015

Can This Gadget Give You Mental Superpowers? - Video GQ, Sep. 23, 2015

Therapy Borne on Electrical Currents. The New York Times, May 4, 2015

Hacking your brain. The Economist, March 7, 2015

The Electric Mood-Control Acid Test. Technology Review, March 12, 2015

Digital Trends Top Tech of CES 2015 award winners. Digital Trends, Jan. 8, 2015

Blasting the Brain with Ultrasound Enhances Sensory Abilities. Gizmodo, January 2014

Like Clockwork. New Scientist, September 2013

Could ultrasound stop a seizure? The Apex of Trauma Care, Spring 2012

Circuit Training, New Scientist, April 2011

Noninvasive Ultrasound Pulses Could Treat Neuro Disorders, Enhance Cognitive Function. Popular Science, June 2010

Brain Stimulation with Ultrasound may Enhance Cognitive Function. Science Daily, June 2010

Surgery using Sound and Light. The Economist - Technology Quarterly, December 2009

Targeting the Brain with Sound Waves. Technology Review, June 2009

Sound and No Fury. The Economist, January 2009

Sound Waves for Brain Waves. IEEE Spectrum, January 2009

Ultrasound Shown to Exert Remote Control over Brain Circuits. Science Daily, November 2008