About Jesse Lawler

Jesse Lawler is a technologist, entrepreneur, health nut, world traveler, and personal optimization fiend. He is founder of Los Angeles-based mobile app company Evil Genius Technologies. In his free time, he enjoys photography and travel, and has done unsupported bicycle rides of over 6000 miles throughout North America, Asia, and New Zealand.

Cats, Toilets, and the Limits of Human Comprehension

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While you might not exactly understand how your toaster works, you’re not threatened by this. Because you can honestly tell yourself, “Hey, if I ever put my mind to it, intellectual mastery of my toaster is my biological birthright.” And off you proudly go.

What are Barbell Weeks?

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Barbell Weeks: The Recipe

One Week per Month.
Dedicated Single-Project Focus.
If Something Isn’t Worth A Week, It’s A “No.”

2014 Smart Drug Smarts Sneak Preview

As of about 3 weeks ago, I’ve got a bona fide producer running things on the show: Ben Pomeroy (a man who’s nootropic credentials include accidentally hyper-dosing himself on Modafinil). Ben will be the engine behind the vast majority of the changes and improvements you see in Smart Drug Smarts over the next 3-6 months.

Episode 23
Dr. Felipe Fregni and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

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Dr. Felipe Fregni, the director of the Laboratory of Neuromodulation and Center of Clinical Research Training, talks about his research into the use and benefits of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS).

Episode 22
Nicotine: The “Most Interesting Drug in the World”?

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Dr. Neil Grunberg is one of the leading minds in the study of nicotine. He’s spent almost thirty years studying the effects of nicotine on the body and brain. In this episode, he shares his wealth of knowledge regarding nicotine, and why he considers it “the most interesting drug in the world.”

Natural Stacks Launch Sale + Episode #21 Corrections

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Here’s some new intel on the “launch sale” for Natural Stacks, the new nootropics company from the Episode #2′s guests Abelard Lindsay and Roy Krebs.

Episode 21
Abelard Lindsay and Roy Krebs on Long-Term Potentiation

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This combination of ingredients, says Abelard, provided him with an immediate boost in desire-to-learn, as well as what felt like an ability to learn… And for the past two-plus years, he has been testing and refining what he came to call the “CILTEP” stack.

Episode 20
Fabrizio Benedetti and the Placebo Effect

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As the Placebo Effect relates to nootropics, it’s important to recognize that the brain learns the resulting “feel” of nootropics, just like any other drug. You are almost certainly experiencing placebo effects bolstering even your most effective nootropics.

Episode 19
Jesse’s Aniracetam Self-Experiment

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Aniracetam has been reported to yield significant increases in cognitive functioning and abilities. This is further enhanced by its effects on memory recall and, probably more importantly, its high-level effects on learning. To add to that, the drug has been proven as an anxiolytic, a drug which helps reduce anxiety.

Episode 18
Testing a Piracetam Hyper-Dose on Experimental Test Subject #2

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“We are on the cutting edge here at Smart Drug Smarts, but I don’t think the cutting edge is very sharp because I really don’t feel much at all.”