Autism headband inventor paraded fake PhD


A Maltese man who in 2012 gave hope to parents with autistic children, by claiming a “neurofeedback” headband he invented could help autistic youngsters, misled the public by touting false credentials as a PhD in neuroscience, The Sunday Times of Malta can reveal.

Inventor Adrian Attard Trevisan spent three years between 2012 and 2015 parading himself as having a doctorate degree in neuroscience from University College London (UCL) when he was marketing the headband, known as Mente.

According to the inventor, the €1,400 Mente device uses a “neurofeedback system” that analyses brainwaves and plays back custom sounds that have calming effects on autistic children.

He only obtained an actual PhD, in human physiology, from Milan University in 2015.

Source: Autism headband inventor paraded fake PhD

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