In Episode #71, Jesse speaks to Professor Andrew Scholey of the Swinburne Centre for Human Psychopharmacology. Professor Scholey takes us through the history and effects of Lemon Balm – a plant with both mood and cognitive-enhancement properties.
We’ll also hear about the effects of human DNA on transgenic rodent brains, and have a look at the neuroscience behind criminal behavior.
What is Lemon Balm?
This Week in Neuroscience: Human DNA Enlarges Mouse Brains
iTunes review thank-yous
Anyone interested in a group keto experiment?
Introduction to Professor Andrew Scholey
The history of Lemon Balm's use as a cognitive enhancer, and its effects on mood and alertness
A look at perceived effort and neural efficiency
Palatable delivery methods for lemon balm and a study of topical delivery for Alzheimer's patients
Issues with regulation of plant-based cognitive enhancers (also mentioned in Episode 55: Plant-Based Cognitive Enhancers)
Is lemon balm primarily considered a mood enhancer or a cognitive enhancer?
Lemon balm and GABA
Where does lemon balm come from, and does it produce any negative effects?
Possible follow-up episode topics for Professor Scholey, and the difficulties in regulating nutraceuticals
Ruthless Listener-Retention Gimmick: The Brain on Trial
A shout-out and thank-you to Garrett Wissbaum
Sneak peek at next week's episode topic