Smart Drug Smarts: Brain Optimization | Nootropics | Neuroscience

"Intelligence is as fixed as a person's height." Right? But guess what - you're part of the species that invented platform shoes, stilts, elevators, helium balloons and rocket ships. Smart Drug Smarts is for people interested in maximizing their brains -- both in health and utility -- using the latest findings in neuroscience. Join Jesse Lawler as he chats with neuroscientists, biochemists, futurists, and multi-domain researchers into cognitive enhancement. Sleep, optimal nutrition, supplements and nootropics, cognitive enhancement, Artificial Intelligence, ketogenic diets, psychedelics, and tDCS are all on the table. Smart Drug Smarts doesn’t advocate any particular approach -- we’re here to provide an accurate-as-possible body of knowledge in a field where the options available are growing daily.

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      #199: The MIND Diet with Dr. Martha Morris


      The "MIND Diet" makes a strong claim in its very name. Is it the best nutritional strategy to prevent the onset of Alzheimer's Disease? Dr. Martha Morris explains.

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      #198: Wisdom and Risky Teens with Dr. Dan Romer


      Teens take risks. But they're not "just plain stupid." And according to Dr. Dan Romer - facing off against conventional wisdom and neuroscientific consensus - the risks they take may be "the right risks" to prepare for adulthood.

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      #197: Metacognition with Dr. Stephen Fleming


      Without the ability to think about thinking, how would you know if you're even thinking right? If the brain is the command center for the body, then metacognition is the control system for the command center.

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      #196: Psychedelics vs. Inflammation with Dr. Charles Nichols


      You wouldn't think to take LSD to fight atherosclerosis. But - strange though it may seem - psychedelic compounds may have still more hidden surprises: Powerful anti-inflammation properties that, in mice at least, show effects at psychologically invisible levels.

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      #195: Dognition


      Domestication has changed ancestral wolves into hundreds of breeds of modern dogs. What has happened to their brains along the way? Meet the only purebred brains in the animal kingdom.

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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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      45m
       2017-08-19

      #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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      44m
       2017-08-12

      #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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      46m
       2017-08-05

      #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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      45m
       2017-07-29

      #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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      43m
       2017-07-21