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Expanding Mind – Psychedelic Science – 04.27.17

Neuroscientist and former psychedelic researcher Matthew Baggot talks about anxious mysticism, the MAPS conference, the default mode network, and the blind spots within psychedelic research. Download this episode (right click and save)



WhoWhatWhy Introduction by Milicent Cranor: The story below offers a rare close-up view of a man who is so creepy it’s fascinating. He actually performed some of the dirty, unthinkable deeds you read about in the various exposés on the CIA. According to the author, the man “looks like Danny DeVito playing the Penguin, and talks like Edward G. Robinson …

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Flashback: Allegations of Government Human and Biotech Experiments at a Deep Underground Military Base near Dulce

By now, most people know of at least a few of the more infamous instances of our government secretly experimenting on its own citizens. The Tuskegee experiments, where some 600 poor sharecroppers in Macon County, Alabama were told they’d get free government healthcare during the great depression in what turned out to be a government-induced and monitored syphilis infection is one …

Societally-engaged adults see their lives as redemption stories

Middle-aged Americans who show high levels of societal involvement and mental health are especially likely to construe their lives as stories of personal redemption, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Previous research has shown that adults who are inclined toward generativity — the concern for and commitment to promoting the …