Tripping Nemo: Zebrafish on Ayahuasca

Does ayahuasca use affect our brains? Researchers ask our fishy friends. Maybe you’ve heard of ayahuasca, a mind-altering brew that many travel to South America to sample. Over the last few years public interest in this beverage—whose active ingredients are a combination of β-carbolines in the ayahuasca vine and psychoactive compound dimethyltryptamine (DMT) from the... Continue Reading →

Your Brain On Christmas

Originally posted in Psychology Today December 24, 2018 As a kid I would start my Christmas countdown in July. To this day my parents remind me of my elementary school age “post-Christmas meltdowns.” On December 26th they often found me in tears, lamenting the hundreds of days that stood between me and next year’s Christmas… [Continued... Continue Reading →

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