We often view dissociation as a sort of state in which we lose connection to things we are usually aware … Continue reading Attention as the Mechanism of Dissociation
The kappa-opioid receptor (KOR) system hasn’t had much attention in the pop psych spotlight yet, but nonetheless, it is a … Continue reading Dysdelia
How does one escape their believed reality? Someone asked me how they might be able to change the fidelity of … Continue reading Escaping The Cube
Synesthesia is often described as a crossing of the senses, hearing colors, seeing sound, and so on. To me it … Continue reading Synesthetic Building Blocks
Some of the mechanisms behind darkness adaptation overlap with illusory motion. These mechanisms may be tied to the mechanisms of … Continue reading Do Psychedelics Produce Illusions By Inducing Night Vision?
There’s a lot of talk about entropy in brain activity as of late. Particularly in relation to how the psychedelic … Continue reading What Is Entropy Though?
A new project to dose recently brain damaged individuals with DMT has made the news. The worrying part is that … Continue reading DMT For Brain Injury: Concerns
The concept of idea seeding is about the common notion of suggestibility. It refers to one’s propensity to be influenced … Continue reading Idea Seeding
Many feel repulsed by addiction. Some view it as a moral failing, while others view it as a disease. It … Continue reading Tribalism of the Addict
The effect of psychedelics on behavior is a kind of disinhibition. This continues even after dose wears off, at least … Continue reading Ritualism
It appears that synesthesia is the basis of our experience of the world, though to different degrees in different individuals. … Continue reading The Synesthetic World Of Childhood
Adaptive radiation may apply not only to genes, but also memetics and cognition. In evolutionary theory there is a concept … Continue reading Adaptive Radiation: Beyond Evolution