100 grams of Piracetam & 100 grams of Aniracetam. This should last me through the semester. !!!!! w00t: nootropics.
Even though cognitive enhancement is a trendy topic right now, garnering attention from mass media, fostering angrily excited moralistic jibber jabber amongst the neurotypicals, and making all those obscure futurist projections by transhuman/cyborg philosopher-ethicists seem relevant, it makes me giggle at how out of the loop most mainstream media discussions are when they discuss stuff like Caffeine, Adderall, and Ritalin as cognitive enhancers. Let’s get this straight: Caffeine, Adderall, and Ritalin are productivity enhancers, not smart drugs. Y’all need to get hip with the ampakines, mkay? While it’s true, studies with methylphenidate suggest it has the potential to induce longterm neuroplasticity —a state of the brain which can be associated with propensity to learn new things, longterm amphetamine use can be quite detrimental to one’s overall health. Similarly, studies with caffeine suggest longterm use results in tolerance and creates a creates a dependency in achieving even baseline cognitive awareness —think of all the people out there who are unable to start their day without that cup of coffee. :-/
I personally use ampakines as an adjunct to studying foreign languages, given I am independently studying Mandarin, Arabic, and will be learning two different Mayan languages this semester. I will post about any interesting or adverse effects. Stay tuned 0_0