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Jesse-after-haircut

Some thoughts on physical health, the Mind-Body Problem, and mistaking myself for someone else after a haircut.

new-normal

You, me, and everyone we know, falls under this impending, theoretical threat.  Even those of us who are using cognitive enhancers (those currently available) — we’re still a part of the “home team,” compared to those upgraded rascals from 2020, or 2030, or 2045, and whatever brain-enhancers they’re  using to eventually disenfranchise the biological “normals.”

Slippery-Slopes-smart-drug-addiction

Could a smart drug “habit” be a gateway to addiction? What’s the difference between addiction and physical dependence? What’s going on with the brain’s dopaminergic systems during addictive behavior?

overdose-edition

This first-ever Overdose Edition provides not only an interesting interview… We also get to ride side-saddle with professional researcher Drew Birnie, as he talks us through his research methodology, delving into the merits of the claims made about a strange and interesting cognitive intervention.

mdma

How would you feel if Pfizer or Dow Chemicals or Merck invented a substance that could chill out the police a bit?  Not impair them functionally, but change their minds, maybe change the way they see the world…  And reduce their impulse toward violence.

Axon-Charged-To-Fire

Our Baby’s Growing Up! Wow — It’s been 9 months since we released Axon on the iTunes store. (If you don’t know what Axon is yet, head over here to find out.) Much collective brain-power, and many coding changes later, and our little app is really starting to get its legs.  What began as a convenient …

Ethics-Moral-Enhancement

Jesse has a freewheeling discussion with John Danaher about “moral enhancement” technologies – old and new. They talk about emerging technologies, ethics and the notion that the mind extends much beyond our body and brain.

spiral-of-life-shell

A few of us are now making major life decisions on the assumption that the Circle of Life, long coiled like a packed spring, is about to warp out at the end, arcing off into uncharted territory.

Electroencephalography-brain-lesson-eeg

We’re joined by QEEG Diplomat and founder of Brain Science International Jay Gunkelman to talk Electroencephalography.

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