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Here we dive into the nitty-gritty details of various smart drugs. 

What’s the difference between "nootropics" and "cognitive enhancers"?  What mechanism of action creates a certain effect in our brains?  How safe are different smart drugs?  Do they really work?

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Jesse has an insightful discussion about Aniracetam with Prof. Keith Wesnes responsible for almost 200 clinical trials in a career starting from 1970.

You, me, and everyone we know, falls under this impending, theoretical threat.  Even those of us who are using cognitive enhancers (those currently available) — we’re still a part of the “home team,” compared to those upgraded rascals from 2020, or 2030, or 2045, and whatever brain-enhancers they’re  using to eventually disenfranchise the biological “normals.”

Could a smart drug “habit” be a gateway to addiction? What’s the difference between addiction and physical dependence? What’s going on with the brain’s dopaminergic systems during addictive behavior?

Want to get more of a cognitive boost out of your workout? “Generally Recognised As Safe” supplement phosphatidylserine could be the answer.

Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 00:37:02 volume Pine Trees and Pycnogenol iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSS This week Jesse and Dr. Jeffry Strong wander into a forest of lesser known plant extracts, discussing Pycnogenol, a product derived from the bark of a unique …

Jesse is joined by Dr. Andrew Pipingas and Professor David Crewther for a conversation about fish oil and its effects on neural efficiency, introducing the idea that “smart brains work less hard.”

Professor Andrew Scholey takes us through the history and effects of adaptogen, and powerful cognitive and mood enhancer Lemon Balm.

We welcome back Dr Sunderji to speak to us about Ritalin – the benefits, the risks, and the importance of careful diagnosis and responsible dosing.

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.

Dr. Patricia Gerbarg introduces us to Rhodiola rosea, an herbal supplement used to increase stamina, decrease mental fatigue, and combat stress.

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