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At the heart of cognitive enhancement is the study of the brain as a whole.

Here we cover topics that answer the question "How does this work?"  Things like memory, neurotransmitters, and what goes on inside aging brains.

Otherwise, scroll down and enjoy...


You probably ate something toxic today. But don’t panic! It was actually good for you.


Everyone calls oxytocin the “love hormone,” but it’s more accurate to call it the trust, bonding, and sociability hormone. And that’s not all it does.


Do you think nicotine is evil? Well, think again. Dr. Grunberg is back to tell us more about the cognitive enhancing properties of nicotine.


Practicing gratitude isn’t just for hippies. Science shows real, concrete health and cognitive benefits from being grateful.


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.

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Dr. Richard Wurtman is back to explain the mysteries of the pineal gland, melatonin, and sleep onset.

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fMRI sounds pretty scientific, right? But it turns out that plenty of scientific results, backed by fMRI data, may be unreliable.

DMT with Dr. Rick Strassman

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.

Flynn Effect

Apologies for the ultra-brief post, but we wanted to get this Overdose Edition up quickly… The Flynn Effect is a strange-but-true revelation.  Over the course of the 20th century — and apparently continuing still — “average” people in countries around the world, as measured by standardized IQ tests, are getting smarter and smarter and smarter.  …

Autoimmunity Question & Answers with Dr. Terry Wahls

Practical Advice for Navigating Autoimmunity in Everyday Life In Episode 136, Dr. Terry Wahls shared the clinical results of her latest research.  Wahls herself is a walking testimonial to the effectiveness of the dietary changes now known as “the Wahls Protocol™” — and clinical research is currently providing further evidence to reinforce her recommendations. For those who experience the daily …

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