Posts Tagged ‘neural activity’

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

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

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

Have we cracked the DMT Puzzle?

Have we cracked the DMT Puzzle?
James Kent attempts to tie a knot in the meme of autonomous elves and other DMT entities. “Snippets of the Psyche” revealed in DMT space, by James Kent The comments in this article are adapted from Psychedelic Information Theory: Shamanism in the Age of Reason, by James Kent. The following...
April 7th, 2010 | Altered States | Read More

10,000 Hours to Shine

10,000 Hours to Shine
Malcolm Gladwell says that if you want to shine, put in 10,000 hours The search for success has spawned a motivational industry worth millions of pounds and libraries full of self-improvement books. From the Times Online by Steven Swinford It is practice, however, that makes perfect, according to the...
March 19th, 2010 | Big Ideas | Read More

EYE SPIRITS

EYE SPIRITS
It had been many years since I had last seen Don, one of my favourite college lecturers, so I was delighted to bump into him at a conference.  Back in the old college days he had been something of a Sean Connery look-a-like and was much admired by the girl students, so it was a shock to see him now...
March 18th, 2010 | Science of the Mind | Read More

Neanderthals bid for Human Status

Neanderthals bid for Human Status
NEANDERTHALS as innovators? That the concept seems amusing goes to show how our sister species has become the butt of our jokes. Yet in the Middle Palaeolithic, some 300,000 years ago, innovation is what the Neanderthals were up to. From NewScientist, by Rowan Hooper This period is usually regarded...
February 25th, 2010 | Evolution | Read More

Can You Find Consciousness In The Brain?

Can You Find Consciousness In The Brain?
MOST neuroscientists, philosophers of the mind and science journalists feel the time is near when we will be able to explain the mystery of human consciousness in terms of the activity of the brain. There is, however, a vocal minority of neurosceptics who contest this orthodoxy. Among them are those...
February 23rd, 2010 | Extended Mind | Read More

LSD for the NHS?

LSD for the NHS?
This recent article from The Financial Times reports on the scientific progress the Beckley Foundation has been making in the last few years. A British charity is stepping up efforts to rehabilitate LSD, one of the world’s best-known “recreational” drugs, for medicinal use. The Beckley Foundation,...
February 16th, 2010 | Science of the Mind | Read More