Posts Tagged ‘brain science’

Brain’s Master Switch Is Verified

Brain’s Master Switch Is Verified
The protein that has long been suspected by scientists of being the master switch allowing brains to function has now been verified by an Iowa State University researcher. Yeon-Kyun Shin, professor of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology at ISU, has shown that the protein called synaptotagmin1...
June 1st, 2010 | Science of the Mind | Read More

Botticelli’s love drug

Botticelli’s love drug
A new discovery suggests that Botticelli’s masterpiece Venus and Mars shows the effects of a hallucinogenic plant – but is the real drug the painting itself? From the Guardian by Jonathan Jones The Florentine Renaissance weaver of floral fantasies Sandro Botticelli is a magical artist. Just to...
June 1st, 2010 | Arts | Read More

The Future of Brain Imaging

The Future of Brain Imaging
Silicon Shrinkwrap Melts Smoothly Onto Cat Brain to Monitor Activity in Real Time The wetted silk can apply a thin silicon layer directly to the brain’s contours, shrink-wrap style, and monitor brain activity By Jeremy Hsu Silk-Silicon Let me get inside your head John Rogers Implanting...
May 4th, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More

‘THE FRUITFUL MATRIX OF GHOSTS’

‘THE FRUITFUL MATRIX OF GHOSTS’
THE PSYCHIC INVESTIGATIONS OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE “A lady once asked me whether I believed in ghosts and apparitions. I answered with truth and simplicity: No, madam! I have seen far too many myself.” (1) © Mike Jay This exchange, recorded by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1809, was more than just...
May 4th, 2010 | Extended Mind | Read More

Geek Power

Geek Power
“It’s funny in a way”, says Bill Gates, relaxing in an armchair in his office. “When I was young, I didn’t know any old people. When we did the microprocessor revolution, there was nobody old, nobody. It’s weird how old this industry has become.” The Microsoft cofounder and I, a couple...
May 1st, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More

Indian man ‘survives without food or water for decades’

Indian man ‘survives without food or water for decades’
A team of doctors in western India is carrying out a study on a hermit who claims to have survived without food and water for 70 years. The holy man claims that he derives energy through meditation.
April 30th, 2010 | Spirituality | Read More

CNN: Psychedelic Drugs for your Health

CNN: Psychedelic Drugs for your Health
Even CNN are jumping on the psychedelic band-wagon these days. Momentum is building…
April 27th, 2010 | Health & Happiness | Read More

Can the Peace Drug Help Clean Up the War Mess?

Can the Peace Drug Help Clean Up the War Mess?
At a conference last weekend, researchers reported positive results on the effectiveness of MDMA in relieving PTSD and talked about psilocybin in reducing stress in late-stage cancer patients By Brian Vastag for Scientific America SAN JOSE, California—Michael Bledsoe’s story begins like that...
April 26th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Amanda Feilding’s Talk at the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century Conference in San Jose

Amanda Feilding’s Talk at the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century Conference in San Jose
It’s great to be here today, with so many companeros, on this eve of the 16th of April, the day 67 years ago, when Albert Hoffman accidentally experienced his first LSD-trip, which launched the thousand ships on which we now sail. I set up the Beckley Foundation in 1998 for the purpose of scientifically...
April 25th, 2010 | Science of the Mind | Read More

A Stroke of Insight

A Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.
April 19th, 2010 | Science of the Mind | Read More