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#186: The Replication Crisis with Dr. Rolf Zwaan  

“Open, transparent, reproducible science is stronger science.” Openness and transparency are among the fundamental values of science.  The most reputable scientific communication is assessable, i.e. communication that “allows those who follow it to not only understand what is claimed, but also to assess the reasoning and evidence behind the claim.”  Sadly, despite this tenet that gets lip-service […]

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Brains in Orbit with Dr. Rachael Seidler  

Being able to understand the impact that space has on our brains and bodies brings space travel closer.

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Overdose Edition: Acquired Savant Syndrome  

You'd think there's nothing to be said in defense of brain damage. You'd almost be right. But in a few rare cases, "Acquired Savant Syndrome" gives brain-injured people cognitive abilities they never had before.

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Theacrine with Dr. Richard Bloomer  

A caffeine - theacrine stack is often recommended as a “starter stack” for nootropics noobies. Here's what you need to know about theacrine.

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Evolving Human Performance  

The Halo Sport is a health and wellness device which uses transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to achieve physical benefits.

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The Importance of Memory  

Memory is not just a curiosity. Memory is central to our existence -- and our ability to predict the future.

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The Future of Education  

Through the large-scale institutionalization of schooling, we’ve had a collective massive impact on our brains.

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The Ongoing Opiate Crisis  

As the number of people addicted to opiates in the US continues to rise, we look at the physical cause of opiate addiction and what we can do to reverse the trend.

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Tongkat Ali: Stress Relief for the Modern World  

Boost your mental energy, libido, and focus with this traditional Malaysian medicine that also treats chronic stress.

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Virtual Reality Psychotherapy Gets Real  

Can we get more out of virtual reality than just games? And what's happening in our brains during a virtual experience?

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Know Your Neurotransmitters: Acetylcholine  

It’s high time we covered acetylcholine — the most plentiful neurotransmitter in the body.  And our Know Your Neurotransmitters series continues with the best guest possible to talk to us about acetylcholine.

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Breaking the Psychedelic Research Logjam with Dr. David Nichols  

Psychedelics are endlessly fascinating: the preliminary research shows so many therapeutic benefits -- yet there’s so much we still don’t know.

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Sleep, Light, and Your Brain  

We know about the detrimental effects of light on our sleep -- but how we can harness light in a positive way, for alertness, mood, and our Circadian rhythms?

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There’s Something About Sarcasm…  

Sarcasm can the foundation of misunderstanding but maybe there’s something about sarcasm that can connect us to the power of creativity.

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Reading and Rose-Colored Glasses: The Irlen Syndrome  

Bad vision isn't all in the eye of the beholder: Sometimes it's in the brain. In this Overdose Edition, Helen Irlen describes the Meares-Irlen Syndrome, a neurological disorder she says makes visual processing unnecessarily difficult for millions of people.

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When Fish Oil Goes Bad…  

There's long been a misconception that you can "fish oil" a bad diet away. Not only is that idea wrong -- according to Chris Kresser, it can lead to dangerous and unanticipated oxidative stress.

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Alcohol Use and Abuse  

Social lubricant. Addictive evil. Between these extremes there’s a sea of alcohol.

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Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness  

Jesse talks to the authors of the new book "Stealing Fire" about the widespread use of altered states (achieved through many different means) to achieve heightened performance.

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Human vs. Animal Brains  

What makes human brains special? How do animal brains compare to our own?

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The Ōura Ring  

The Oura ring has moved from a Kickstarter concept to a major tool for sleep and recovery research.

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