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00:33 One month of abstinence from cannabis improves memory in adolescents, young adults https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/mgh-omo102418.php
One Month of Cannabis Abstinence in Adolescents and Young Adults Is Associated With Improved Memory https://www.psychiatrist.com/JCP/article/Pages/2018/v79/17m11977.aspx
reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/psychology/comments/9ss0wh/people_who_gave_up_smoking_cannabis_had_a_memory/

01:48 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine-assisted psychotherapy for treatment of chronic posttraumatic stress disorder: A randomized phase 2 controlled trial http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0269881118806297
reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/psychology/comments/9sjgl3/following_mdma_assisted_treatment_for_chronic/

02:49 Circulating cortisol and cognitive and structural brain measures
The Framingham Heart Study http://n.neurology.org/content/early/2018/10
“Stress Hormone” Cortisol Linked to Early Toll on Thinking Ability/24 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ldquo-stress-hormone-rdquo-cortisol-linked-to-early-toll-on-thinking-ability//WNL.0000000000006549
reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Nootropics/comments/9saa9e/stress_hormone_cortisol_linked_to_early_toll_on/

03:53 Chronic social stress-induced hyperglycemia in mice couples individual stress susceptibility to impaired spatial memory http://www.pnas.org/content/115/43/E10187
Individual stress susceptibility and glucose metabolism are linked to brain function https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181024122411.htm

05:00 Effects of a medium-chain triglyceride-based ketogenic formula on cognitive function in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304394018307304
reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ketoscience/comments/9s9n0k/effects_of_a_mediumchain_triglyceridebased/

07:37 Exploring the effect of microdosing psychedelics on creativity in an open-label natural setting https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00213-018-5049-7
Can tiny doses of magic mushrooms unlock creativity? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181025103329.htm
reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Nootropics/comments/9sdh3b/study_microdosing_magic_mushrooms_can_boost_your/

08:24 How LSD Changes Perception https://www.media.uzh.ch/en/Press-Releases/2018/Perception_LSD.html
reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/9sx8yz/new_research_suggests_that_lsd_reduces/

09:30 Minds and brains of media multitaskers: Current findings and future directions http://www.pnas.org/content/115/40/9889.short
A decade of data reveals that heavy multitaskers have reduced memory, Stanford psychologist says https://news.stanford.edu/2018/10/25/decade-data-reveals-heavy-multitaskers-reduced-memory-psychologist-says/
reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/psychology/comments/9rp5fm/heavy_multitaskers_have_reduced_memory/

10:21 Consequence-Based Approach-Avoidance Training: A New and Improved Method for Changing Behavior http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0956797618796478
Consequences-focused cognitive training may promote healthier habits https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181029084043.htm
reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/psychology/comments/9siav5/cognitive_training_focused_on_consequences_may/

10:42 Smartphones are more reinforcing than food for students https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306460318311997
reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/psychology/comments/9tgquo/when_deprived_of_food_and_smartphones_college/

11:22 Playing video games to cope with anxiety may increase risk for addiction https://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2018/10/25/anxietyvga
reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/psychology/comments/9sw3t6/study_links_gaming_addiction_to_using_video_games/

11:34 Voluntary arousing negative experiences (VANE): Why we like to be scared. http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2018-51113-001
Deliberately scaring ourselves can calm the brain, leading to a “recalibration” of our emotions https://digest.bps.org.uk/2018/10/31/deliberately-scaring-ourselves-can-calm-the-brain-leading-to-a-recalibration-of-our-emotions/
reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/psychology/comments/9sxg03/deliberately_scaring_ourselves_can_calm_the_brain/

12:06 Responding to nature: Natural environments improve parent-child communication https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0272494418301178
How to make good conversations a walk in the park https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/1346992-how-to-make-good-conversations-a-walk-in-the-park
reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/9sz4re/conversations_are_more_responsive_in_natural/

12:55 Rapid stimulation of human dentate gyrus function with acute mild exercise http://www.pnas.org/content/115/41/10487
Even a 10-Minute Walk May Be Good https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/well/move/exercise-brain-memory-fitness-cognitive.html

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