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Dana G Smith
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Writing about our brains, bodies, and how they connect.
Writing about our brains, bodies, and how they connect.

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What do hallucinogens, starvation and magnets all have in common? No, they’re not the key ingredients for a wild and crazy weekend; they are all potential alternative treatments for depression that are being explored by researchers and clinicians alike.…

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We’ve all had (or think we’ve had) that million dollar idea. But how do you turn that idea into a reality? In my new piece for Science Careers, I interview two budding entrepreneurs who are taking their ideas out of the lab and into industry. While the…

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Impulsivity is often seen as a hallmark of addiction — acting without thinking about the consequences of your actions, and valuing the immediate reward of a drug-induced high over the future long-term payout of a healthy lifestyle. This type of delay…

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Is the "insane" new speed-reading app Spritz all it's cracked up to be? Well, sometimes.

My latest for Scitable: Mind Read: http://www.nature.com/scitable/blog/mind-read/read_this_mindblowing_article_in

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My newest piece up on The Atlantic today on how your mom's diet during pregnancy can affect your brain and your body. But you still can't blame everything on them...

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/02/how-a-pregnant-mothers-diet-could-change-a-childs-brain/283509/

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New post on that pesky left-brain/right-brain divide, and how it might actually help us process information.

http://www.nature.com/scitable/blog/mind-read/seeing_left_smelling_right

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With 38,000 deaths by drug overdose every year, most of these coming from prescription pills, chances are Philip Seymour Hoffman wasn't the only one who died last Sunday.

My latest on Brain Study:
http://brainstudy.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/the-other-heroin/

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New blog post on two encouraging studies saying public health interventions are working, and we are becoming fitter, healthier.

(Apologies to Thom Yorke for bastardizing Fitter, Happier)

http://brainstudy.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/fitter-happier/

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New blog post about a drug screen that only identifies heroin - no more false positives (or excuses) about eating poppy seeds!
http://brainstudy.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/beating-the-poppy-seed-defense/
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