Tag: hallucination

  • Exercise for What and Tripping Mice

    Although everyone can benefit from exercise, the reasons why the same exercise can have different effects in different people is not fully understood. Jeff and Anthony discuss a new study that provides insights to these unanswered questions. Then, studying psychotic disorders in animal is difficult because the diagnosis relies on self-reported symptoms that can only be assessed in humans. New research uses dopamine sensors to measure the effects of hallucinations in rodents. If you guessed this means science is gonna be giving mice a whole bunch of ketamine, you'd come to the same conclusion Anthony and Jeff do. [more]

  • Trip Down The Stares

    In 2015, a psychologist in Italy figured out how to induce a drug-free altered state of consciousness by asking 20 volunteers to sit and stare into each other's eyes for 10 minutes straight. Not only did the deceptively simple task bring on strange 'out of body' experiences for the volunteers, it also caused them to see hallucinations of monsters, their relatives, and themselves in their partner's face. Jeff and Anthony have been recording this podcast for years, facing each other. We finally have an explanation for some of the more unhinged episodes. [more]

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