Welcome to smoothbrains.net.

This blog is intended to cover the intersection of speculative neuroscience, psychedelics, and phenomenology as I experience it in my own life. Epistemic status: Who can say?

The term smoothbrained is an insulting colloquialism implying a lack of folds in one’s cerebral cortex. I hope to rehabilitate this term with fresh connotations; meaning one has ironed out the discontinuities within oneself; a state of fluid intelligence where thought-space is all smoothed out.

My writing is largely informed by the work of Scott Alexander, Andrés Gómez Emilsson, and Steven Lehar; all of whom have helped to further my understanding of the human subjective experience.