Episode 55

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In Episode #55, Jesse is joined by Con Stough, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology at Swinburne University.  Professor Stough shares with us his research methods and decades of insight into plant-based cognitive enhancers with chronic (ongoing) effects, like Gingko biloba and Bacopa monnieri.

Episode Highlights

0:33Chronic-effect cognitive enhancers
2:46This Week in Neuroscience: The Code That May Treat Blindness
4:49Introduction to Professor Con Stough
5:54The Centre for Human Psychopharmacology's areas of focus
6:50How trials are conducted at the centre, how cognitive baselines in test subjects are assessed, and paper-and-pencil testing versus computerized testing
10:07Cognition, intelligence, and emotion
12:51Acute versus chronic cognitive enhancers
16:22Why are pharmaceutical enhancers usually acute, while natural enhancers tend to be chronic?
17:27Gingko biloba and Bacopa monnieri – and why you should do your homework to ensure you're buying the best quality!
19:05Heavy metals in plant-based extracts, and some well-researched products
20:57Gingko and other age-old remedies – science versus myth
23:14India's low incidence of Alzheimer's and dementia
24:00Professor Stough's own cognitive cocktail and thoughts on supplementing with curcumin
25:17Could consuming plant-based enhancers be harmful?
27:11Pharmaceutical research and nutraceutical research
28:13Professor Stough's recent research
30:17Ruthless Listener-Retention Gimmick: The Emergency Bouzouki Player

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Written by Rhiannan Roe
Rhiannan Roe is a writer, editor and unapologetic champion of self-improvement. Combining her passions has led to her helping several start-ups across three continents. In her spare time she travels, collects stories from inspiring people, and fruitlessly endeavors to read every book ever written.
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