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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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“We are on the cutting edge here at Smart Drug Smarts, but I don’t think the cutting edge is very sharp because I really don’t feel much at all.”

Lawrence G. Walters shares insights into the legal aspects of buying prescription drugs from online pharmacies. The Walters Law Group specialises in Internet advertising law and has experience in cases involving online pharmaceutical retailers.

I was telling my body I was willing to totally starve it of REM sleep, inviting radically reduced mental performance and the associated physical risks, and I would run it into the ground unless it gave me what I wanted – REM sleep front-loaded at the beginning of my sleep-cycles, rather than 75+ minutes deep in them.

It was a confrontation where, quite literally, I dared not blink.

Jesse gets into details on neurofeedback and attention disorders with cognitive scientist and UCLA Ph.D. Dr. Andrew Hill. They discuss using neurofeedback to improve mental performance, mindfulness and executive function as well as its implications for those with attention disorders and others who are looking to get a mental edge.

Philosopher David Pearce’s ultimate goal is to recalibrate the Hedonic Treadmill of both humans and nonhumans so the average level of enjoyment is much higher in the future than in today’s world.

Marketed as “Virtuous Nutrients for Your Vices,” these nutritional supplements were designed to re-balance the brain’s neurochemistry following drinking or recreational drug use.

It’s hard not to classify neuroscience as the most exciting field in the scientific spectrum today. It is the science of what we could become next.

We’re sooooooo sorry, but we couldn’t resist. We publish on Fridays. April Fools’ Day, 2016 is on a Friday… So we really had no choice. The interview featured in Episode #122 was 100% unadulterated bullshit. We promise never to do it again.  (Except for maybe in the future.)  😉 Doing an episode like this is …

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