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.
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Introducing the third anniversary episode.
This Week In Neuroscience: Decision Making and approach-avoidance.
Audience interaction section.
Jesse introduces Prof. Vincent Clark.
Development of technology and pharmacology over three decades.
2007 study - Where's Waldo (Military style).
The mechanism of camouflage.
tDCS enhancing attention span and neuro-plasticity.
Mechanism of action for tDCS.
Duration and intensity.
Inducing negative effects.
Developments in tDCS for consumers and DIY usage.
Electrical activity within a brain.
The hurdle of a for-profit medical system.
Performance enhancement, tDCS and meditation.
tDCS and schizophrenia.
Electrical vs Magnetic transcranial stimulation.
Relation between biting and brain activity - orthotics.
The future of electroceuticals.
Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: Mystery of munchies - solved.