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.
Key Terms Mentioned
- This Week in Neuroscience: The Code That May Treat Blindness
- Centre for Human Psychopharmacology
- Cantab Research Suite
- Cattell–Horn–Carroll theory
- Ginkgo biloba
- Bacopa monnieri
- The Emergency Bouzouki Player
Chronic-effect cognitive enhancers
This Week in Neuroscience: The Code That May Treat Blindness
Introduction to Professor Con Stough
The Centre for Human Psychopharmacology's areas of focus
How trials are conducted at the centre, how cognitive baselines in test subjects are assessed, and paper-and-pencil testing versus computerized testing
Cognition, intelligence, and emotion
Acute versus chronic cognitive enhancers
Why are pharmaceutical enhancers usually acute, while natural enhancers tend to be chronic?
Gingko biloba and Bacopa monnieri – and why you should do your homework to ensure you're buying the best quality!
Heavy metals in plant-based extracts, and some well-researched products
Gingko and other age-old remedies – science versus myth
India's low incidence of Alzheimer's and dementia
Professor Stough's own cognitive cocktail and thoughts on supplementing with curcumin
Could consuming plant-based enhancers be harmful?
Pharmaceutical research and nutraceutical research
Professor Stough's recent research
Ruthless Listener-Retention Gimmick: The Emergency Bouzouki Player