David Jay Brown

David Jay Brown (born July 3, 1961)

Location: Santa Cruz mountains of California.

David Jay Brown received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in psychobiology from New York University.

Research in electrical brain stimulation at NYU from 1985-1986, and in learning and memory at the Hedco Neuroscience lab at USC from 1989-1990.

From 1996-1999 Brown researched the unexplained powers of animals with British biologist Rupert Sheldrake. This work culminated in three scientific papers and was summarized in Dr. Sheldrake’s books Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home (Crown, 1999) and The Sense of Being Stared At (Crown, 2003).

In 2005 Palgrave Macmillan published Brown’s third collection of interviews, Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse. His fourth collection of interviews, Mavericks of Medicine, was published in 2006 by Smart Publications.

In 2007 Smart Publications published Brown's book *Detox with Oral Chelation*, and in 2010 the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) published a revised and expanded edition of *Mavericks of the Mind.* From 2008 to 2011, Brown edited the theme Bulletins for MAPS, and wrote for Scientific American magazine. In 2012 Reality Sandwich published Brown's eBook *Psychedelic Drug Research: The State of the Field*, and in 2013 Inner Traditions will be publishing his book *The New Science of Psychedelics: At the Nexus of Culture, Consciousness, and Spirituality*. Brown writes a popular weekly column for SantaCruzPatch.com called “Catch the Buzz,” about cannabis and psychedelic culture, and in 2011 and 2012 he was voted “Best Writer” in the annual Good Times “Best of Santa Cruz” poll. Brown's news stories have been picked up by The Huffington Post and CBS News.

To find out more about his work see: www.mavericksofthemind.com"

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