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Why Real Smart Drugs (Probably) Won’t Exist

Today’s smart drugs weren’t created for cognitive enhancement. Drugs like modafinil and methylphenidate were created to treat real cognitive disorders. At best, these drugs have questionable effectiveness for enhancement. 377 more words

Cognitive Enhancement

Smart Drugs - 4 Minute Mile

DefCon 25 hosted a biohacking village this year. One of the stand-out presentations, at least IMO, was this pitch from Gingerbread:

This presentation greatly expanded my understanding of the leading edge of nootropics and what may be coming next.

Cognitive Enhancement

Repost: Everything about Microdosing

By Carolyn Gregoire Long before microdosing was being touted as the Silicon Valley life hack du jour, Dr. James Fadiman was investigating the potential mind-enhancing effects of ingesting psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin, more commonly known as magic mushrooms.

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Cognitive Enhancement

Evaluation of Adrafinil for Cognitive Enhancement

Adrafinil is a synthetic nootropic supplement that acts as a stimulant in the central nervous system. It has a tendency to increase mental energy and prevent sleep, but does not cause… 579 more words

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Microdosing Psychedelics For Cognitive Enhancement

Microdosing Psychedelics For Cognitive Enhancement

Most drugs used for nootropic purposes are far different from drugs that are used recreationally. However, a handful of substances with “no accepted medical use” in countries like the United States hold great promise as cognitive enhancers. 13 more words