This post connects dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin to schizophrenia and psychedelics, particularly in relation to social behavior. Being targeted by … Continue reading Social Pharmacology
Novelty is about the unknown. It is inherently captivating in some way, though this fades with exposure and is replaced … Continue reading Novelty and Sentience
The concept of “crazy” is problematic. It almost doesn’t make sense to me. At a surface level, we might quickly … Continue reading Agnostic Sanity
ABSTRACT A hypothesis of schizophrenia is presented that proposes a psychopharmacological model as an addition to the diathesis-stress model. The … Continue reading Making Sense of Madness: Stress-Induced Hallucinogenesis
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