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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...

Marijuana isn’t the first thing you think of to fight off aging. But studies hint that low-dose cannabinoids might be just the thing to protect against brain inflammation.

The mind is a powerful thing — it can heal the body or harm the body.

Han Solo joked that Chewbacca was “always thinking with his stomach.”  Science has shown this to be truer than we ever suspected.

neural recovery

We’re fascinated by the science behind brain tissue regeneration.

We need food to survive. Can we really be “addicted” to something required for survival?

Music and the Brain

Music is something beloved of people everywhere — or at least, 98% of them (no joke – details within). Not surprisingly, music can provoke complex brain responses, both in terms of short term emotion and long-term learning and perceptual awareness. Join doctors Robert Zatorre and Assal Habibi to learn more from the cutting edge of neuroscience and musicology.

How much of intelligence is inherited?

When it comes to intelligence, which is more important: nature or nurture?

Vitex with Matt Legge

Vitex will boost your mood, give you more energy, and cure your man boobs.

Lead toxicity

Jesse talks with Dr. David Bellinger about the mechanisms by which lead lowers IQ, and the challenges (and opportunities) of finding a lasting solution to environmental lead exposure.

Lithium

Lithium has long been a standard treatment for mania and Bipolar Disorder. But this might be only the tip of an iceberg of usefulness to human brains and bodies. Dr. De-Maw Chuang explains.

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