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

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For the very first in our “Know Your Neurotransmitters” series, Jesse is joined by Dr. Matthew Broome to talk about the neurotransmitter GABA. Dr. Broome explains how GABA works, where it comes from, and how it affects our brains and bodies.

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

Brain-Donation

In honor of International Brain Awareness Week, spread the word about the importance of brain donation in the fight against neurological disease.

Beyond-turing-test

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.

Starvation-benefits

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.

cantab-quantified-cognition

Professor Trevor Robbins, co-inventor of the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB) – a computer-based cognitive assessment system – explains its use for both neurodegenerative disease detection and cognitive enhancement efficacy and safety.

Male-Female-Brains

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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IARPA’s Dr. Adam Russell introduces us to the SHARP Program, which aims to uncover the most effective methods to optimize adaptive reasoning and problem-solving in high-performing adults working in cognitively-demanding environments.

brain-the-pill

We hear from Dr. Belinda Pletzer about how oral contraception, or “The Pill”, may be altering women’s brain structures.

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