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My friend Dhru believes our brains are broken. If you know me well, you know I don’t disagree with him. Dhru uses his podcast, Broken Brain, to dig into the secrets of neuroplasticity, epigenetics, … [Read more...] about Are You a Human Being or a Human Doing?