Brighter Brains

humanism, women’s equality, sustainability, and education


How I was Called to Serve the Mangyans

Posted: Mon, April 28, 2014 | By: Philippines


by Rosalina Melendres

Please allow me to share with you my humble beginnings. I come from a very poor family in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. We lived in a squatter’s area in Barangay Camilmil. There were ten (10) children in the family. My father worked as a security guard,… Continue Reading

Your Child’s Brain on Technology: Tablets

Posted: Fri, April 25, 2014 | By:


by Hank Pellissier

How do e-readers and tablets compare to good ole print-on-paper books when it comes to learning? Here’s what the latest research shows:

Book lovers, make room for tablets

Are you an old-fashioned reader who thinks “dead-tree” books are superior because shiny iPad… Continue Reading

The Trial of Adolf Hitler, 2045

Posted: Sat, March 22, 2014 | By:


by Raymond Kaaper

A Soviet soldier winkled out a tooth from Adolf Hitler’s charred remains at the Führerbunker in Berlin, May 1945, almost thoughtlessly, a souvenir for his kid brother. As the hateful memory of the dead dictator faded by the troubles of day-to-day survival, the tooth was sold,… Continue Reading

Pay Attention! Why Meditation is Important

Posted: Tue, March 11, 2014 | By:


by Aaron Moritz

Before you read this article, I’d like you to do me a favor. Close your eyes and focus on the sound your breath. See how long you can maintain this focus. When you notice thoughts intrude, try not to be frustrated, and gently return your attention… Continue Reading

I Need To Clarify What Dementia Really Is

Posted: Mon, March 03, 2014 | By:


Anna Åberg

I believe I need to clarify for a lot of people what dementia is, once and for all. (Not that I often get misunderstood, not at all, and I always explain happily for anyone who is interested in my experience with Alzheimer’s…)

This explanation… Continue Reading

New Book—-  Brighter Brains: 225 ways to elevate or injure IQ

Posted: Tue, February 11, 2014 | By:


​by Hank Pellissier

Brighter Brains: 225 ways to elevate or injure IQ is a comprehensive list of the numerous ways intelligence can be enhanced, or damaged. The vast majority of factors enclosed are referenced to studies posted at

The book is divided into 4 general… Continue Reading

The Neurosingularity Project

Posted: Thu, January 23, 2014 | By:


by Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D.

Extrapolated from Chapter 12 of The Psychedelic Future of the Mind.

When Bigger Heads and Better Brains Surpass Our Current Ones—

Can psychedelics contribute to the transhuman agenda? It helps to see both psychedelics and transhumanism as partners in a wider… Continue Reading

Why It Isn’t Wrong To Eat Meat

Posted: Tue, December 31, 2013 | By:


​by Aaron Moritz

I was an aspiring vegan for almost a year, and a nearly successful vegetarian for about six months.

I can imagine that many people are already rolling their eyes, and not without cause. ‘Aspiring’ vegan? ‘Nearly’ successful? It’s true – I don’t have much veggie-cred… Continue Reading

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