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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.

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Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness

Jesse talks to the authors of the new book “Stealing Fire” about the widespread use of altered states (achieved through many different means) to achieve heightened performance.

Marijuana isn’t the first thing you think of to fight off aging. But studies hint that low-dose cannabinoids might be just the thing to protect against brain inflammation.

Kratom

What’s all the fuss about this Southeast Asian plant that is both a stimulant and an opioid?

Han Solo joked that Chewbacca was “always thinking with his stomach.”  Science has shown this to be truer than we ever suspected.

Microdosing LSD with Dr. James Fadiman

Here’s why psychedelics aren’t just a hippy phenomenon.

Rethinking addiction

Are addicts just greedy, selfish people who want more pleasure than everyone else? It’s time to rethink addiction.

white noise and focus

Where do you go to get focused work done? Library? Busy coffee shop? Noisy environments are actually better for focus, but only for certain people.

Dennis McKenna psychedelics

Let’s go on a trip with psychedelics expert (and brother of Terence McKenna ) Dr. Dennis McKenna.

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 …

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