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  1. #1 Mind Enhancement? 
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    So there are all kinds of drugs right? Stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens..etc. So I was wondering, instead of making all these strange mind-f****** drugs, why dont chemists make mind-powering drugs. For example, if you take a special drug called "xyz" you use a higher percentage of your brain. Then you can read extremely fast and compute the most complicated math problems in seconds. I believe there is a way to make such things right? Why not try and make people smarter instead of dumber? On the other hand, we would have millions of people the would be too smart for their own good...the government wouldn't like that huh?


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    I see now that there have been attempts on developing cognition enhancing drugs, such as Modafinil. I do not think that is what I am trying to get at. I want to know if there is anything that can make brain performance increase dramatically, not just a temporary amphetamine buzz.


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    You're looking for something called NooTropics.
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    Nootropics are cognition enhancers right? But what I'm trying to get at is a completely different substance that makes you use mass amounts of brain power that people never use. Like unlocking the mind power that we know is there, we just cant use it. I'm pretty sure this can be done somehow chemically and can result in a super drug of the new generation. Maybe using such a drug can cause significant advances in technology or research.
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    There is no such thing as using a "higher percentage of your brain". This is called the 10% myth, and there are old threads discussing it (use the search feature). The best "drug" that currently exists, and without side effect if used responsibly, is caffeine.

    If you want to enhance your mind, meditation is the best method.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDSD
    Nootropics are cognition enhancers right? But what I'm trying to get at is a completely different substance that makes you use mass amounts of brain power that people never use. Like unlocking the mind power that we know is there, we just cant use it. I'm pretty sure this can be done somehow chemically and can result in a super drug of the new generation. Maybe using such a drug can cause significant advances in technology or research.
    We use 100% of our brains, ultimately.

    Think of the brain in terms of efficiency; using 100% of your brain wouldn't be efficient, at all, it'd be the equivalent of using 100% of your computer...

    Try actually using 100% of your computer, press every button on the keyboard, and open every program simultaneously.

    Personally, I wouldn't use anything, just condition your brain to w/e task you're interested in, and it will improve inevitably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darius View Post
    There is no such thing as using a "higher percentage of your brain". This is called the 10% myth, and there are old threads discussing it (use the search feature). The best "drug" that currently exists, and without side effect if used responsibly, is caffeine.

    If you want to enhance your mind, meditation is the best method.
    Caffeine? your kidding right?
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    I heard about an experiment on spiders using LSD, cannabis, caffiene and ... I think anthetamine might have been fouth substance but lets say the fouth is the undoped sipder.

    results:

    The undoped spider produced a normal web.

    The spider on canabis produce a neat web but it was unfinished.

    the spider on caffeine produce a web that was finished but it looked a mess, it was untidy and inaccurate.

    The spider on LSD produced a web that was better than normal, it was larger and more precise.

    People who took good quality LSD back in the day reported 'extra sensory perception' like their brains had been awoken but the drug. i heard a romour that LSD does something to the receptors in the brain to allow the sense of higher frequencies of light and sound that usually would be outside of human perception.

    Shamans and lots of other people have been taking mind altering and possibly enhancing substances for a long long long time.
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