Category Archives: Human Brain

Sprucing Up Your Brain With Potent Psychedelics

This figure shows the effects of three psychedelics and one control (VEH) on cortical neurons. … A new study, published June 12 in the journal Cell Reports, found psychedelics, specifically DOI, DMT, and LSD, can change brain cells in rats … Continue reading

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Rapastinel, AGN-241751, AV-101, Esketamine Wonder Cures?

A Better Cure for Depression? Ketamine analogs are getting a very close look After nearly four decades of dispensing the same mediocre medications to patients with depression, pharmaceutical companies are jazzed about several new drug candidates inspired by the club … Continue reading

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Can Women Really Think?

Clearly, yes, women can really think. But on a statistical basis at the highest levels where progress is made, can elite women perform at the same levels as elite men? Only 48 of 900 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to … Continue reading

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Cyborgs and Longevity: Simplification and Redundancy

Simplification, Functionality, and Redundancy Altering man’s bodily functions to meet the requirements of extraterrestrial environments would be more logical than providing an earthly environment for him in space . . . Artifact-organism systems which would extend man’s unconscious, self-regulatory controls … Continue reading

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A Warning About Antidepressants

We Already Knew About This: … most of the perpetrators of mass murder over the past fifteen to twenty years had been taking prescription medicines at the time of their killings, and the drugs they had been taking were usually … Continue reading

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Sex Hormones Determine Male and Female Brain Differences

From Monkeys to Humans, Hormones Shape Brains Scientifically Correct, but Not Politically Correct Prenatal exposure to sex hormones shapes the neonatal brain from the very beginning. Testosterone pouring out of the tiny testicles of male fetuses begins to cause the … Continue reading

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Electrical Brain Stimulation and Enhanced Learning

By implanting neural sensor arrays into the brains of monkeys, scientists in Malibu, Montreal, and New York have begun to discover why tDCS electrical brain stimulation seems to boost learning. By measuring the brain’s response to tDCS while in the … Continue reading

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Mind the Brain

The better you can understand your brain, the better you can understand your own mind. And understanding your own mind is an open door to self-liberation and freedom. Short of that, every human being is a slave to mindless habits, … Continue reading

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Startling In Eleven Dimensions: Forever Restless Brain

The Blue Brain Project in Lausanne is opening a new window on the mammalian brain: Multi-dimensional algebraic topology. They are still in the early stages of using this tool, but their discoveries are already startling — in 11 dimensions! According … Continue reading

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On the Verge of an AI-pocalypse?

For 70 years we have been told that we are on the verge of a machine apocalypse — the near-total replacement of humans by machines across society. But the gap between the reality and the hype remains wide. Artificial Intelligence: … Continue reading

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How to Think Better

1. Understand deeply 2. Make mistakes 3. Raise questions 4. Follow the flow of ideas 5. Change __ Burger and Starbird, quoted here Note: The following article is adapted from a piece previously published on The Dangerous Child blog How … Continue reading

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What if the Average Human IQ Were 200 Points?

The Average Human IQ is Now About 90 Points Worldwide You may think that the average human IQ is 100 points, by definition, but that is only true for particular populations, such as that of the UK. Globally, average IQ … Continue reading

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A Buzzing in Your Head: We Are All Cyborgs Now

Cyborg Transition: Staying Ahead of AI First We Learn to Understand the Brain Three tech pioneers whose work can bring about the age of human cyborgs: Tech Pioneer #1: Jeff Hawkins Jeff Hawkins founded Palm Computing, and is currently involved … Continue reading

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Advanced Brain Training Helps Make Dangerous Children a Potent Force

The following article is adapted from recent postings on The Dangerous Child On “Videogames” That Help Dangerous Children become more Dangerous Adam Gazzaley’s (MD, PhD) talk on optimising the human mind using advanced tools of cognitive neuroscience begins at about … Continue reading

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How to Find Happiness in an Unhappy World

Dimensions of Happiness Happiness is almost never where you think you will find it. If you become too impatient — if you never learn how to set the table and allow happiness to come to dinner — you may set … Continue reading

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Half Your Brain Tied Behind Your Back

The following article was previously published on The Dangerous Child blog Unihemispheric Sleep; Unihemispheric Waking Whales and dolphins live underwater but must come to the surface periodically to breathe. They cannot allow both hemispheres of their brains to drop into … Continue reading

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Can You Spot Hillary Clinton’s Strabismus in this Philadelphia Speech?

As she looks to the right, her left eye seems to “overshoot” the target This appears to be a new sympton for Ms. Clinton, and may signal a new phase of her medical condition. Update: A web entry from January … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton, Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia: Racing Against the Election

The video above provides a summary of what is suspected about Hillary Clinton’s state of neurological health, based upon public information. Over a month ago, we considered whether Hillary Clinton might be suffering from some form of dementia, based upon … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton: Dementia by Any Other Name

Evidence is mounting that Democratic Party nominee for US President, Hillary Clinton, is afflicted with some form of dementia (among other ailments). Ms. Clinton suffered a serious head injury a number of years ago. Since then a number of reports … Continue reading

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How to Get More Production from Your Female Workers and Slaves

A Guest Article by the Brilliant and Virtually Irreplaceable Administrative Assistant, Valerie Get More Production Out of Your Human Female Slaves Creativity and problem-solving can be very useful attributes in human slaves, even females. Scientists have recently discovered that ordinary … Continue reading

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Things to Come

You Know How Some Days It’s Hard to Choose Between Kale and Cannabis? Now you don’t have to chooose! In a tour-de-force destined to change the world, amateur scientists have succeeded in creating a hybrid cross of the nutritional green … Continue reading

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How Do Brains that Evolved for Hunting and Scavenging Learn Advanced Science and Maths?

The human brain was initially used for basic survival tasks, such as staying safe and hunting and gathering. Yet, 200,000 years later, the same human brain is able to learn abstract concepts, like momentum, energy and gravity, which have only … Continue reading

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Nobody Knows Nothing

“Why Oil Prices Will Rebound Before We Know It,” appeared when oil prices were about $50 a barrel. Crude briefly bounced to $60, before dropping more than 50 percent to about $26, where it trades today. … It’s not just … Continue reading

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Who Needs to Die?

… The hypothalamic attack region controls defensive-aggressive behavior. If scientists stimulate these neurons with an electrode, an animal will instantly become aggressive and attack a test animal in the cage. … When it works as intended we call it quick … Continue reading

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An Uber Style of Medical Care for the US?

The Tech Revolution is Sweeping Over Much of US Society — Why Not Health Care? Health care-market distortions have considerably worsened since Kenneth Arrow famously described them in 1963; but in other industries less dominated by misguided government intervention, similar … Continue reading

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