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#038 Dr. Austin Perlmutter: dimensions of cognition

Psy Diaries episode summary:

We talk with Dr. Austin Perlmutter M.D. — NY Times bestselling author — about the ever-changing brain, the neuroscience of psychedelics, and a psilocybin age limit.




01:30 — NUGGET AND A NOODLE: Fungi communication resembles human speech; Age limit for psychedelics

03:45 — What has surprised Dr. Austin as he got deeper into the psychedelic space

07:27 — Why do you think it's so hard for people to change?

11:35 — How to get started in mushroom foraging

14:30 — How would you approach proving that psychedelics can improve cognition?

19:59 — What has drawn you to speak about psychedelics?

26:40 — SOUL SEARCH: You're stuck on a desert island for 10 years...

Dr. Austin Perlmutter MD

Dr. Austin is a board-certified internal medicine physician, a New York Times Bestselling Author, researcher and investor in the health and wellness space. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami, and completed his internal medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University.

His focus is on helping identify and resolve the biological basis for "stuckness" in the body and brain using lifestyle interventions, and he lectures internationally on this subject. He hosts the Get The STUCK OUT podcast and is a co-producer of the Alzheimer's, the Science of Prevention Docu-series.

His work on immune-mediated depression can be found in the peer-reviewed medical literature. His writing is featured online on MedPage Today, Doximity, KevinMD, Medium, Psychology Today, MindBodyGreen. He currently serves as the Senior Director of Science and Clinical Innovation at Big Bold Health.

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