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Bad vision isn’t all in the eye of the beholder: Sometimes it’s in the brain. In this Overdose Edition, Helen Irlen describes the Meares-Irlen Syndrome, a neurological disorder she says makes visual processing unnecessarily difficult for millions of people.

There’s long been a misconception that you can “fish oil” a bad diet away. Not only is that idea wrong — according to Chris Kresser, it can lead to dangerous and unanticipated oxidative stress.

The Oura ring has moved from a Kickstarter concept to a major tool for sleep and recovery research.

Omega-6 fatty acids are both essential and misunderstood — occasionally even demonized as a too-prevalent part of the Standard American Diet. Dr. Chris Masterjohn explains the role they fill in the human diet, and against-the-grain advice on how to acquire them with a minimum of fuss.

Music and the Brain

Music is something beloved of people everywhere — or at least, 98% of them (no joke – details within). Not surprisingly, music can provoke complex brain responses, both in terms of short term emotion and long-term learning and perceptual awareness. Join doctors Robert Zatorre and Assal Habibi to learn more from the cutting edge of neuroscience and musicology.

Lithium

Lithium has long been a standard treatment for mania and Bipolar Disorder. But this might be only the tip of an iceberg of usefulness to human brains and bodies. Dr. De-Maw Chuang explains.

Had I just woken up? Or had I been awake? I was sure I was awake — although I couldn’t actually see anything. I also couldn’t feel anything.  That is, I literally couldn’t feel anything.  (And here I mean literally from back when literally meant “literally,” before literally started meaning “not literally, but figuratively.”) I …

Consanguineous Marriages

If your society allows consanguineous marriages (more to the point, cousins making babies with cousins) the genetic impact costs you almost 95% of the geniuses that random luck would have provided.

DMT with Dr. Rick Strassman

Dr. Rick Strassman is something of a legend in the psychedelic research community. His studies in the early 1990s re-opened a door which had been securely bolted for almost three decades: a prohibition against testing psychedelics on human research subjects.

Flynn Effect

Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 00:17:24 volume The Flynn Effect: Smarter by the Decade iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSS Apologies for the ultra-brief post, but we wanted to get this Overdose Edition up quickly… The Flynn Effect is a strange-but-true revelation.  Over the …

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