The Malleable Mind

08.31.2008
(was 08.05.2007)

Daniel Pinchbeck may be the next Timothy Leary, the new guru of psychedelic drugs. Pinchbeck has spent time with the shamans in West Africa and the Amazon rain forest, experimenting with the world's most powerful hallucinogens. He says these psychedelic experiences launched him into new realms of consciousness. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll talk with Daniel Pinchbeck and hear the latest science on brain plasticity. Who says you can't teach an old brain new tricks?

  1. Norman Doidge on Brain Plasticity

    Norman Doidge is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher at the University of Toronto, and author of "The Brain that Changes Itself." 

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  2. Daniel Pinchbeck on Psychedelics

    Daniel Pinchbeck is the heir to Timothy Leary: he explores and advocates the use of psychedelic drugs.

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  3. Katherine Ellison on "The Mommy Brain"

    Katherine Ellison says that pregnancy and motherhood change women's brains for the better, making them smarter, calmer and more competent.

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  4. Marvin Minsky on Computers & Consciousness

    Marvin Minsky tells Steve Paulson he believes machine intelligence is very like human intelligence and that one day people may choose to back themselves up into computers.

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