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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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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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