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neuro- +‎ -naut


neuronaut (plural neuronauts)

  1. (rare) One who studies the brain and its workings, especially with regard to the effects of psychedelic drugs.
    • 1996, John Cunningham Lilly, The Scientist: A Metaphysical Autobiography
      In the film-colony of Hollywood brave neuronauts like Oscar Janiger MD charted the course of Cary Grant and hundreds of brain-settlers.
    • 2002, Kenn Thomas, Popular Paranoia: A Steamshovel Press Anthology
      ...and everyone's favorite neuronaut, Timothy Leary, all of whom kindly consented to Steamshovel interviews before moving to the higher plane of existence.
    • 2008, Andrew Razeghi, The Riddle: Where Ideas Come From and How to Have Better Ones
      One neuronaut of note, to whom Harvey gave a portion of Einstein's brain, is Marian C. Diamond, a researcher interested in the biology of genius...