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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.
Let’s go on a trip with psychedelics expert (and brother of Terence McKenna ) Dr. Dennis McKenna.
Improved Memory. Blue Pee. Same Drug.
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 …
If you think hypnosis is all about swinging watches, have we got news for you. It can change the way we use our brains in ways that were previously thought impossible.
Dr. Rick Strassman is something of a legend in the psychedelic research community. His studies in the early 1990s re-opened a door which had been securely bolted for almost three decades: a prohibition against testing psychedelics on human research subjects.
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.
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?