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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.

electrified-brains-tdcs-experiment

-+*Jesse conducts his first tDCS experiment, and is joined by tDCS veteran Chris Zobrist to discuss best practices, mechanisms of action, and results.

Beyond-turing-test

-+*Dr. Kenneth Ford gives a fresh take on the principles behind the Turing Test, and artificial intelligence, and the hurdles that stand in the way of quicker advancement in the field.

Starvation-benefits

-+*Dr. Longo shares with us his research on the beneficial effects of fasting on everything from our immune responses to our lifespans, and addresses some points of curiosity that arose over the course of our calorie-free week.

starving

-+*If inconveniencing myself in a painful-but-not-overtly-dangerous way can, very possibly, keep me from dying from something that a whopping proportion of the population dies of, that’s pretty great.

Male-Female-Brains

-+*For our Valentine’s Day special edition, Dr. Peters explains the basics of what makes male brains male and female brains female.

IARPA-tax-scifi-brain

-+*IARPA’s Dr. Adam Russell introduces us to the SHARP Program, which aims to uncover the most effective methods to optimize adaptive reasoning and problem-solving in high-performing adults working in cognitively-demanding environments.

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