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Jesse talks with Dr. Carhart-Harris about the prototypical psychedelic, LSD, how it changes the brain in long-lasting ways, and why you’ll never look at bicycles the same way again.

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Need help talking to a nootropics naysayer? We’ve put together a cheatsheet of comebacks and rebuttals you can swipe the next time you come across a skeptic.

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We’ve all heard of the 10,000 Hour Rule, but what about deliberate practice? Dr. Ericsson talks us through becoming an expert through deliberate practice, including visualization, finding a mentor, and more.

Smarter babies

More intelligence is “lost” to inadequate fetal nutrition than to anything else, period. In this special Mother’s Day episode, Jesse speaks with Dr. Kavitha Menon about the greatest dangers to the development of baby brains, in both the developing and the developed world. Get your maternity checklist ready with items from iodine supplements to skillets to workout videos and give yourself better odds at a little Einstein.

Bacopa Monnieri

In episode 126, Professor Con Stough talks to Jesse about Bacopa, the oldest herbal medicine in the world. A powerful memory enhancer that promotes synaptogenesis, this is one herb you’ll want to want to add to your medicine cabinet, regardless of your age.

Brains and Brawn, long positioned as polar opposites, turn out to be anything but. In this episode, Jesse talks with fitness trainer Sal di Stefano — also the co-host and resident science geek at the MindPump podcast — about best practices to use physical exercise to enhance your cognition.

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Compounds in the hemp plant are so potent within the human body that an entire class of naturally-occurring molecules inside humans (the “endocannabinoids”) are named after the plant — ​not the other way around! In Episode 124, Jesse interviews athlete, author and fitness trainer Ben Greenfield about Cannabidiol (CBD), the most medically versatile of the cannabinoids.

16 Tips From 14 Neuroscientists

Smart Drug Smarts is dedicated to the relentless improvement of your brain. Past episodes make for great listening, but there’s a lot of information to distill to get to actual to-dos. So we’ve rounded up the best, most-actionable kernels of wisdom we learned in the last three months.

Dr. Andreet Mankala is the creator and leading advocate for one of the most cutting-edge medical procedures being performed today. At least, that’s what her proponents say. Others are not so sure, pointing out that her experimental chakra transplantation may not yet ready for human testing.

It’s been an exciting year here at Smart Drug Smarts.  With 2016 hurtling towards us faster than the neuronal impulse in a well-sheathed axon (you knew we’d say something like that, right?) we thought a quick retrospective might be in order. Podcast Milestones Total number of podcast minutes: 1,754 Plus, we topped one million downloads …

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