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#194: Brain Implants – Medical and Beyond with Dr. Brett Wingeier  

You've got to have a pretty good reason to open your skull on purpose. Dr. Brett Wingeier designs such reasons.

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#193 – How Far Will Expertise Go?  

We know experts "make it look easy." What we want to know is how they got that way - and how we can too. And, for what it's worth, how easy are nearby domains for experts in a given field?

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#192: Testosterone vs. Alzheimer’s  

Alzheimer's Disease and male virility aren't often thought of together, but most people don't consider this a clue to preventing the much-feared disease. Maybe we should. Dr. Ralph Martins explains.

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#191: Finding Your Place with Dr. Mayank Mehta  

How do you know where you are? How can you sense when you are lost? And what happens when your senses get conflicting info as reality "leaks" through imperfect Virtual Reality environments?

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#190: Sulforaphane with Dr. Jed Fahey  

You know broccoli is good for you. The phytochemical Sulforaphane is a key reason -- and it may deserve to be called not just "health food," but an actual medicine.

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#189: Head in the Game with Dr. John Sullivan  

Peak physical performance requires peak mental performance. This is obvious, but also easy to forget. Dr. John Sullivan explains how to make the brain and body perfect teammates.

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#188: The Pleasure of Novelty  

We have pleasure-inducing chemical systems in our neural pathways dedicated to vision. What gives?

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#187: “Structured Water” with Dr. Gerald Pollack  

We are underwater! …schedule-wise, anyway.  But don’t worry.  We’ll get this post up momentarily.  We just wanted to publish the episode itself without further delay.

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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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