Stuff that increases cognitive ability


#1

Omega-3, magnesium I think, idk what else, fish maybe…also puzzles like sudoku, strategery games etc…

Lsd is a double edged sword…

Consumption of mass quantities of Alcohol makes people stupid…I cant count how many times I done something stupid when i got shitfaced drunk.

Little alcohol is ok.

Weed…depends on the person


#2

Being told you’re shit by a gamer who IS better then you but also “doesn’t need to be such a toxic asshole”.

My IQ clicks up by about 15 points, when I need it to teach people like this a lesson… it’s weirdly consistent.


#3

Some games can induce seizures, and some can be used for training, but for the most part a 96 hour gaming marathon with a trusty pee bucket isnt the way 2 go.

Idk some games are pavlovian i.e. punishment reward and make you pay to play. But this isnt a gaming thread.

Intellectual discourse would help but it’s hard for a person to seperate ego from intellectual output but discourse does still help.


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#6

Hey tbh I tried that Alpha Brain stuff by Onnit that Roe Jogan is always pushing, I definitely noticed positive effects from it for the first three days, wore off after that. Look into nootropics, they might do something for you.


#7

Reading. There’s not a lot I want to read right now, but at least news, product reviews, the page of the day on Wikipedia. Spend a half hour on it and you just sharpen up, start to connect disparate ideas that you’re reading about.


#8

There’s this thing called “getting enough sleep” … never tried it myself but folks say it works wonders.


#9

There are a lot of nootropics out there.

I was going to try:

L-Theanine - Nootropic that reduces cortisol and induces a calm concentration

Lion’s Mane - Mushroom with neuroprotective effects; reduces brain fog and improves memory

Gotu Kola - Adaptogens that improve brain function and regulate stress response

I am wary of trying new things though because I tend to have backfiring effects.

The Nootropics subreddit is very knowledgeable.


#10

I’m gonna revisit fuckmylife.com

And reread some anonymous posts…man talk about deep dark shit.