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The insula and an alternative interpretation of the psychotherapeutic use of psychodelics There is now a growing body of evidence about the potential psychotherapeutic usability of psychodelic substances, such as ketamine, LSD, ibogaine and psylocibin, in...read more
Body maps and gender dysphoriaGender dysphoria, the distressing mismatch someone feels between their gender identity and the sex they were assigned at birth, is slowly finding the recognition it deserves, with more countries and health services enabling...read more
Beliefs aren't real... Yeah, I know, the great wisdom of countless self-development and psychotherapeutic approaches. Beliefs aren't real, they're all in your head, the map is not the territory. Big deal! This is such a common approach......read more
Runner's high, THC and some interesting connections...I don't get runner's high. That unique euphoric feeling you're supposed to get after running or exercising? I have never experienced it.Now exercise can be fun at times. (It can also be incredibly...read more
A bit on visual illusionsThere's an optical illusion I've seen in one of Ramachandran's books (I think it was Phantoms), which I've found very interesting for a long time. Both because, like many of the illusions he shows, it's very easy to do... and...read more
Neurons that fire together, wire together... Ok, but how?One of my little pet projects is a neurology book for psychologists, coaches and the like. What most people in these fields imagine about the brain is somewhere between perplexing, preposterous and...read more