James Nestor usually writes about architecture, alternative fuels, and popular culture for Dwell Magazine, National Public Radio, The San Francisco Chronicle, Outside Magazine, San Francisco Magazine, and more. He is currently writing a book about the neurology of alleged out-of-body experiences.
A persistent adventurer, Nestor has traveled to over 20 countries and lived with yam farmers on a remote island in the South Pacific while researching a story about the last surviving cargo cult. He recently returned from an expedition in Norway and Russia in which he and a team of surfers became the first to pioneer surf breaks in the Arctic Circle. He runs his car on used cooking oil.
Journalist James Nestor discussed how the brain achieves the feeling of "being high" in terms of neurology, biology, and physiology through meditations, illusions, common herbs, & audio and visual stimulations, all without using drugs.