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Gut bacteria spotted eating brain chemicals for the first time | New Scientist - 6 July 2016

Frontiers | On Having No Head: Cognition throughout Biological Systems | Cognitive Science - 6 July 2016

Erasing Unpleasant Memories With a Genetic Switch – Neuroscience News - 6 July 2016

Rats feel empathy for other rats, unless they're on anti-anxiety medication | The Verge - 3 July 2016

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- 24 June 2016

Boston Dynamics Introducing SpotMini - YouTube - 24 June 2016

(open article) LSD Acutely Impairs Fear Recognition and Enhances Emotional Empathy and Sociality - 23 June 2016

A federal panel just gave the green light to use gene editing on humans - ScienceAlert - 23 June 2016

Caltech: "If There's Life Elsewhere in the Cosmos, is It Based on the Biochemistry We Know?" - The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel - 22 June 2016

Ayahuasca stimulates the birth of new brain cells – latest findings from the Beckley/Sant Pau Research Programme - 22 June 2016

2300 years later, Plato’s theory of consciousness is being backed up by neuroscience — Quartz - 22 June 2016

Next airing Sun Jun 26, 9 a.m. ET: The Love Drug - National Geographic Channel - 22 June 2016

while we do not know if any advanced extraterrestrial civilizations currently exist in our galaxy, we now have enough information to conclude that they almost certainly existed at some point in cosmic history - 22 June 2016

Science can’t totally explain consciousness, and it never will — Quartz - 22 June 2016

Here's the most complex, detailed depiction of the brain in the world | PhillyVoice - 22 June 2016

Inside the Company That Wants to Be the Netflix of Lucid Dreaming: Luciding - The Atlantic - The Atlantic - 3 June 2016

Research examines the social benefits of getting into someone else's head - 3 June 2016

Does the brain listen to the gut? | eLife - 2 June 2016

How to erase bad memories and enhance good ones | KurzweilAI - 2 June 2016

Hormone Causes Decline in Cognition After Social Stress – Neuroscience News - 2 June 2016

Philosophy versus Neuroscience on the Question of Free Will - Scientific American Blog Network - 1 June 2016

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer | Aeon Essays - 2 June 2016

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- 2 June 2016

Heaven is for neuroscience: How the brain creates visions of God - - 2 June 2016

World's First Human Head Transplant Will Take Place in 2017 - 2 June 2016

You Are Two - YouTube - 2 June 2016

The Possibility of Telepathy in Robots with Ben Goertzel - YouTube - 1 June 2016

Is the World Ready for Synthetic Life? Scientists Plan to Create Whole Genomes - 31 May 2016

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality | Quanta Magazine - 31 May 2016

Playing Golf on Acid with Hunter S. Thompson - 31 May 2016

Leading neuroscientists and Buddhists agree: “Consciousness is everywhere" - Lion's Roar - 31 May 2016

"Philosophy for our times: cutting edge debates and talks from the world's leading thinkers" - 6 Jan 2015

"Defying textbook science, study finds new role for proteins" - 2 Jan 2015

"Party drug could target excess drinking" - 1 Jan 2014

"Research shows why ketamine is an effective antidepressant but memantine is not" - 28 May 2014

"In recent years the number of retractions has increased dramatically - in 2000 there were 30 but in 2010 this number had risen to 400. [...] about 2% of scientists have admitted to falsifying, making up or modifying elements at least once. [...] one third confessed to other "questionable practices", including "to have 'modified research results' to improve the outcome, then to have reported results they 'knew to be untrue'." [...] more than 70% of scientists say they have witnessed irregular behaviour from their colleagues." At least some scientists are honest - 25 May 2014

Neurogames are Ready to Take Flight — Expect a Breakout Year Ahead - 23 May 2014

NeuroGrid - A Circuit Board Modeled after the Human Brain - 23 May 2014

Research on the therapeutic use of marijuana for PTSD patients in the USA - 20 Mar 2014

"We must forget to avoid serious mental disorders, and forgetting is actively regulated" - 15 Mar 2014

Interesting article on the efforts of modern scientists to reprogram the human mind/brain. Their goals seem similar to those of scientists back in the early 60s - what John C. Lilly used to call "metaprogramming" - although, scientists today use not psychedelics (which can theoretically function at erasing the conditioned mind patterns thus making it possible for the subjects to reprogram themselves anew) but drugs like D-cycloserine (an NMDA receptor agonist helpful at facilitating learning), propranolol (a beta adrenergic receptor antagonist hypothetically helpful for blocking the actions of adrenaline during a situation that would normally induce a phobia and thus stopping the emotional trauma associated with it from being reinforced) and n-acetyl cysteine (which seems to alleviate addictive drug withdrawal symptoms by helping glutamate return to its normal levels in the brain). Read the article for more information. - 13 Mar 2014

This is a really interesting visualisation of the most popular words used by people describing their experiences with a variety of psychoactive drugs. The words were taken off from the most comprehensive archive of trip reports ever gathered in one place ( We recommend you follow the link and take a look at the various drug wordclouds that reveal the true sociolinguistic effects of each drug. Below we include the wordcloud for LSD:

Via - 10 Mar 2014

Can David Nutt wean us off the demon drink with his alcohol substitute? - 27 Feb 2014

"When science offers us the opportunity to overcome these limitations, we should ask the ethical question: 'should we?' In some cases we shouldn't, but in many cases we have a moral obligation to overcome those limitations." - An interview with Julian Savulescu - 23 Feb 2014

"Repairing damaged neurons relies on booting a histone deacetylase out of the nucleus so regeneration genes can be turned on" - 22 Feb 2014

"Toxic chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children -- such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia -- according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai." - 16 Feb 2014

I just found this interesting post though I hadn't had the time to go into it in detail yet. Here's a quote: "Dr Stamatoyannopoulos with co-authors were stunned to discover that some codons, which they called duons, can have two meanings. One describes how proteins are made, and the other instructs the cell on how genes are controlled." - 10 Feb 2014

Scientists find that our brain edits our memories of our "past" according to "present" experiences - 6 Feb 2014

Gary Wenk, PhD, professor of neuroscience, immunology and medical genetics at Ohio State University, talks about the use of marijuana in preventing Alzheimer's Disease. - 5 Feb 2014

This is Your Brain on Yoga - A yogic view on the topic - 1 Feb 2014

This is how DNA Polymerase looks like?

Maybe the most perfect gif I've ever seen. - 1 Feb 2014

Scientific American says "End the Ban on Psychoactive Drug Research" - 1 Feb 2014

Study reveals how the brain links memories of events that occur one after the other - 29 Jan 2014

Google, who recently bought Boston Dynamics, now buys DeepMind - 29 Jan 2014

Some insights into the molecular mechanisms that accompany memory formation in mice - 28 Jan 2014

David P. Barash's new book Buddhist Biology seems interesting - 25 Jan 2014

Some epileptic seizures are blissful. Understanding why might shed light on religious awakenings, joy, and the sense of self - 23 Jan 2014

MAPS completes first new therapeutic LSD study in 40 years - 23 Jan 2014

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Project led by David Nutt involving brain imaging reveals how ecstasy produces euphoria and hints at ways MDMA can treat anxiety and PTSD - 22 Jan 2014

Discovery of quantum vibrations in 'microtubules' corroborates theory of consciousness - 19 Jan 2014

Neuroscientists plant false memories in the brain - 29 Jul 2013

An interesting article by Dr. Kyriazis discussing the limitations of biotechnology: The Life Extension Hubris: Why biotechnology is unlikely to be the answer to ageing - 23 May 2013

'Brain waves' challenge area-specific view of brain activity - 24 Mar 2013

- 20 Mar 2013

Ten extraordinary Pentagon mind experiments - 17 Mar 2013

Suppressing Brain's 'Filter' Can Improve Performance in Creative Tasks - 15 Mar 2013

A very recent interview with Dr. Marios Kyriazis - 12 Mar 2013

Findings identify an anti-Aging pathway in animal models, activated by red wine compound resveratrol - 11 Mar 2013

Great news: Dr. Marios Kyriazis is organising a symposium in Larnaca where the abolition of aging will be discussed. The symbosium, titled "Pathways To Indefinite Lifespans" will take place on 25th of May, 2013, in Larnaca. - 10 Mar 2013

Gang of four second-ranking chimpanzees kills their alpha male after he starts a fight with one of their mates - 8 Mar 2013

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