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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...

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.

traumatic-brain-injury

It’s a two-for-one: Dr. Martin Monti and Dr. Kathleen Bell talk to us about the nature of traumatic brain injuries, when it’s a “no brainer” to go see a doctor, and how to create a brain resilient to injury.

white noise and focus

Where do you go to get focused work done? Library? Busy coffee shop? Noisy environments are actually better for focus, but only for certain people.

plant-toxins

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

oxytocin

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.

nicotine

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

Gratitude

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

Hypnosis

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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