Can Medical Cannabis be an Excellent Alternative to Adderall for ADHD?

Patients suffering from ADHD have been grappling to find an alternate drug to Adderall that works magic but with fewer side effects. Classified as a Schedule II drug, the same as crack and cocaine, it’s the most commonly used drug for ADHD, with over 77% of users according to research done on university students.  The …

Gaming nootropics for math supremacy and antiaging

Learning math is like playing chess. Young people do it better because they have better visuospatial intelligence. This is raw processing power, the sort of processing gamers do when playing DOTA2 or other complex real-time strategy games. Using the nootropics that help video gamers gain an extra edge may also help us. The same agents …

14 Ways to Maintain Your Health While Working Nights

Not everyone can have a nice daily schedule. Emergency workers like doctors or firefighters need to be sharp even after long hours of work, day and night. This is anything but easy. I came close to this when experimenting with polyphasic sleep almost a year ago. That’s why lifestyle is especially important for those who …

The six layers of neocortex

The thing that makes us humans intelligent is a huge neocortex. It is the most recently developed area of the brain and it has a very interesting structure. The neocortex is a huge sheet build from six distinct layers folded in the brain many times. It takes a lot of space inside human skull, and …

Why I vaccinated

How should we treat medical risks? Whom can we trust to help us? Why should our medical history be secret? Is big pharma evil? Is Dr. Google any less knowledgeable than your personal doctor? I voice my thoughts about this and more below. Personal risks I vaccinated against COVID19. My second vaccination date was Feb …

Seven Foods That Boost Brain Power

What is the best food for your brain? Can you each tasty food without feeling guilty about it? Usually, I approach the subject as a balanced diet. I even have a section about it in my course. Yet my focus is on productivity rather than a diet. So I asked a fellow blogger Shristi Patni, …

Color discrimination

Some women can distinguish four colors. They are called tetrachromats. What does it feel like to see colors others do not see? How can we make our world richer? Some more stuff here and here. Average human The visible light spectrum ranges from about 380 to 740 nanometers. Spectral colors (colors that are produced by …

Food and music

When I think of food and music, the pleasure centers in my brain come to life. Everybody I know loves this combo. If we love something this much, it must be useful for us. How exactly can we leverage it?  Maybe the connection is dangerous? More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. …

Physical activity intensity

This is a summary of my own small research for my own purposes, sort of demo of research diary. When I start I do not know where I end. The question is interesting and important: what kind of training is most useful? I have no idea where we end, so each research is a small …

Productive insomnia

Recently I had more opportunities to work with sleep hacking. I feel more productive but also exhausted. My productivity doubled for the time of the experiment. And I am ready to share some things I learned about sleep. Polyphasic sleep Our monophasic 9 hours per night sleep is a modern creation, a result of long …