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‘Plants of the Gods’ and their hallucinogenic powers in neuropharmacology — A review of two books by Miguel A. Faria, MD

PART I: A Sorcerer’s Apprentice — The Teachings of Don Juan I discovered the tome, Plants of the Gods: Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers [11], while researching and ascertaining the veracity of certain stories contained in an immensely celebrated series of books from the sixties and seventies by Carlos Castaneda, an anthropology student and …

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Book Review: The Frontal Lobes and Neuropsychiatric Illness. Reviewed by Miguel A. Faria, MD

The Frontal Lobes and Neuropsychiatric Illness (2001) by Drs Stephen P. Salloway, Paul F. Malloy, and James D. Duffy (editors) provides an excellent summation on the state of knowledge of prefrontal lobe dysfunction in neuropsychiatry. It is written in four parts. Part 1 is Introduction; Part 2, “Functional Organization of Prefrontal Lobe Systems” consists of …

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The neurobiology of learning and memory — as related in the memoirs of Eric R. Kandel by Miguel A. Faria, MD

This magnificent tome by Eric R. Kandel, M.D., a psychoanalyst and neuroscience researcher, is both a delightful autobiography and a scrupulously detailed history of the neurobiology of learning and memory, a relatively new area of neuroscience that Kandel refers to as a “new science of mind.”[7] His own fundamental work in this area made him …

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Potentially lethal force may require defensive deadly force by Miguel A. Faria, MD

The act of self-defense can have a double effect: the preservation of one’s life;and the killing of the aggressor…The one is intended, the other is not.— Saint Thomas Aquinas Violence is a global problem, which in the context of this article (interpersonal violence), is intentional force against another person or persons with the potential to …

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Glyphosate, neurological diseases — and the scientific method

We must be careful not to rush to label glyphosate as excessively toxic to humans because when used properly and in proper quantities it is probably no more dangerous and toxic than other effective herbicides on the market. Unfortunately, most effective herbicides and insecticides could be classified as neurotoxic and carcinogenic because in high enough …

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Medical Ethics of Hippocrates or Population-Based Bioethics — A Symposium based on the Interview of Dr. Miguel A. Faria by Kerry Sheridan, Agence France-Presse

This interview resulted in the May 14, 2014 article, “U.S. Experts urge focus on ethics in brain research” by Kerry Sheridan, AFP Correspondent. The article was distributed through the NewsCred Smartwire, Agence France Presse. Kerry Sheridan, Agence France-Presse (AFP): Hi Dr. Faria, I’m working on a story about calls for consideration of ethics in neuroscience …

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