Brain HealthGeneral brain health knowledge unrelated to nutrition or supplements.
NeuroscienceThe latest breakthroughs in brain and mind research.
Smart DrugsChemical supplements aimed at boosting brain performance.
NutritionHow our food choices affect neurochemistry and cognitive function.
FringeResearch outside the mainstream, psychoactive substances and taboo topics.
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.”
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?
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.
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.
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 …
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.