Tag Archives: science

The Future

Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads… or maybe we do, who knows? One person with some insight is Junta regular Lauren, who is working toward her Ph.D. in visual neuroscience and has had some exposure to the growing world of brain-machine interfaces – you know, things like linking two rat brains together. Which […]

Jungle Drugs

“Unlike other man-made psychedelics such as LSD, synthetic DMT takes many users to the same ‘place,’ where they report meeting elfish, clown-like, and insectoid beings who frequently extend the same warm and welcoming message: ‘We’ve been expecting you.’” If science is beginning to look seriously into psychedelics for health benefits, they are only trying to […]

Waiting for What We Want

Great article in this week’s New Yorker about the science and psychology behind delayed gratification (something we in this country have not cherished in a generation or two). Scientist gives a 4-yr-old kid 2 choices – eat this marshmallow right now, or wait while I run out for an errand, and when I come back, […]