Electrical brain stimulation is a topic we often like to revisit, and this week Jesse is joined by Professor Vincent Clark for a spirited discussion on the emerging world of what Clark calls electroceuticals – and the additive power of advanced neuro-imaging techniques used in concert with neural stimulation.
Also in this episode, we get acquainted with striosomes and approach-avoidance conflicts during decision-making (remember the hesitation you feel before asking that hot cheerleader to dance?). Also: Science weighs in on “the munchies” — why marijuana users like binging on food Thanksgiving-style even after Thanksgiving has passed.
|0:25||Introducing the third anniversary episode.|
|1:42||This Week In Neuroscience: Decision Making and approach-avoidance.|
|4:23||Audience interaction section.|
|6:41||Jesse introduces Prof. Vincent Clark.|
|7:48||Development of technology and pharmacology over three decades.|
|9:24||2007 study - Where's Waldo (Military style).|
|12:00||The mechanism of camouflage.|
|13:12||tDCS enhancing attention span and neuro-plasticity.|
|14:32||Mechanism of action for tDCS.|
|16:25||Duration and intensity.|
|16:59||Inducing negative effects.|
|17:58||Developments in tDCS for consumers and DIY usage.|
|19:39||Electrical activity within a brain.|
|22:23||The hurdle of a for-profit medical system.|
|26:05||Performance enhancement, tDCS and meditation.|
|28:44||tDCS and schizophrenia.|
|30:26||Electrical vs Magnetic transcranial stimulation.|
|33:51||Relation between biting and brain activity - orthotics.|
|37:01||The future of electroceuticals.|
|39:58||Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: Mystery of munchies - solved.|
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