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Episodes

Lead Toxicity with Dr. David Bellinger  

Jesse talks with Dr. David Bellinger about the mechanisms by which lead lowers IQ, and the challenges (and opportunities) of finding a lasting solution to environmental lead exposure.

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Microdosing LSD with Dr. James Fadiman  

Here’s why psychedelics aren’t just a hippy phenomenon.

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Rethinking Addiction With Maia Szalavitz  

Are addicts just greedy, selfish people who want more pleasure than everyone else? It's time to rethink addiction.

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Low-Dose Lithium: a Hidden Panacea?  

Lithium has long been a standard treatment for mania and Bipolar Disorder. But this might be only the tip of an iceberg of usefulness to human brains and bodies. Dr. De-Maw Chuang explains.

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Traumatic Injuries and Your Brain  

It's a two-for-one: Dr. Martin Monti and Dr. Kathleen Bell talk to us about the nature of traumatic brain injuries, when it’s a "no brainer" to go see a doctor, and how to create a brain resilient to injury.

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Can White Noise Help You Focus?  

Where do you go to get focused work done? Library? Busy coffee shop? Noisy environments are actually better for focus, but only for certain people.

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Plant Toxins and the Neurons Who Love Them  

You probably ate something toxic today. But don’t panic! It was actually good for you.

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Kava: from Ceremonial Drink to Modern Mood-Booster  

Kava, a traditional Polynesian drink, has a host of benefits: it's relaxing, a mood booster, and relieves pain.

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Know Your Neurotransmitters: Oxytocin  

Everyone calls oxytocin the "love hormone," but it’s more accurate to call it the trust, bonding, and sociability hormone. And that’s not all it does.

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Ketosis and Your Brain  

Remember when carbs were good and fat was evil? Now, not so much. Here's why (and how) you should try ketosis.

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Nicotine: Pure Evil or Brain Fuel?  

Do you think nicotine is evil? Well, think again. Dr. Grunberg is back to tell us more about the cognitive enhancing properties of nicotine.

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Dennis McKenna: A 30-Year Psychedelic Education  

Let’s go on a trip with psychedelics expert (and brother of Terence McKenna ) Dr. Dennis McKenna.

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Getting to Know Alpha-GPC  

Alpha-GPC is an essential precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, responsible for focus, learning, and memory.

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What Gratitude Can Do For Your Brain  

Practicing gratitude isn't just for hippies. Science shows real, concrete health and cognitive benefits from being grateful.

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Hypnosis: When Imagination Takes Control  

If you think hypnosis is all about swinging watches, have we got news for you. It can change the way we use our brains in ways that were previously thought impossible.

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Melatonin, Sleep, and Your Pineal Gland  

Dr. Richard Wurtman is back to explain the mysteries of the pineal gland, melatonin, and sleep onset.

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Boost Your Brain with Blueberries  

Blueberries really are a superfood: they improve long-term and short-term memory. Dr. Krikorian explains the whys, hows, and how muchs of blueberries.

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How Reliable is fMRI Data?  

fMRI sounds pretty scientific, right? But it turns out that plenty of scientific results, backed by fMRI data, may be unreliable.

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DMT: Dr. Rick Strassman’s Breakthrough Work With “The Spirit Molecule”  

Dr. Rick Strassman is something of a legend in the psychedelic research community. His studies in the early 1990s re-opened a door which had been securely bolted for almost three decades: a prohibition against testing psychedelics on human research subjects.

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