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Often, our curiosity pulls us into covering subjects that are interesting to brain aficionados, but don’t fit neatly into any one of our “normal” categories — things like futurism, bioethics and emotional intelligence.


Here are few of our favorites:
And check out the list below for the best of the rest...


cannabidiol, CBD, smart drugs, nootropics, marijuana

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.

Attention-Schema Theory, consciousness, awareness, smart drugs, nootropics, neuroscience

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?

april-fools

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.

technology, prosthetics, biohacking, nootropics, smart drugs

“Grinders” take their stylistic queues from piercing shops, tattoo parlors and custom auto mechanics — combining skills in electrical circuitry and biology to leap past “wearable” technology straight into integrated doodads like an LED compass that lives in your hand, or under-the-skin magnets (which some claim allow them to “feel” magnetic fields after a few months of brain plasticity and practice).

porn, dopamine, porn addiction, brain

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.

orthodontic-neurology

Anthony Sims and Gary Demerjian are probably the two leading practicioners of the treatment of neurological conditions with mouth-worn orthodontic appliances — based on soothing irritated nerves in the jaw to alleviate symptoms throughout the body.

artificial-intelligence

Jesse speaks with futurist and author Calum Chase about his book Surviving AI, and the increasing impacts of artificial intelligence on business, society, and humanity itself.

brain-fm-big

Join Jesse and the founders of Brain.fm and explore the science behind audio brainwave training and the potential for its development.

Synesthesia

Dr. Richard Cytowic joins Jesse this week to demystify Synesthesia and shed some light on this incredible quirk of human evolution.

electroceuticals

Join Jesse and Prof. Vincent Clark for a spirited discussion about the emerging field of electroceuticals and magnetoceuticals.

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