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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 …
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.
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 course of the 20th century — and apparently continuing still — “average” people in countries around the world, as measured by standardized IQ tests, are getting smarter and smarter and smarter. …
In his book “Consciousness and the Social Brain,” Princeton neuroscientist Dr. Michael Graziano lays out his compelling Attention-Schema Theory. Has he solved the “Hard Problem” of Consciousness?
LabDoor’s goal is full-spectrum testing of the majority of consumer supplements — upwards of 10,000 different products. One piece of their innovative approach is to have users vote on what category of supplements gets added to their next battery of tests.
Dr. Mark Mattson, neurologist at Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute of Health (NIH), has decades of work in the fields of nutrition, brain health, and the complex interplay between diet, exercise, “feeding windows,” and macronutrient ratios. Join us in Episode #120 to learn his many insights.
“Textbooks are going to need to change.” That was the general consensus around the 2015 discovery that previously unknown lymphatic vessels connect the brain directly to the immune system. Hear about the breakthrough discovery from co-discoverer Professor Jonathan Kipnis.
The fallout from porn addiction goes beyond sexual dysfunction — way beyond. The brain’s dopamine system is the major motivational system for everything we do. Desensitizing it with surging arousal from porn can cause the brain to lower its overall sensitivity in all areas of life.