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Electric Brain Stimulation: Links

For the most part, drugs only make you think stupid things faster. In my experience they make normal to smart people actually perform worse overall. Nootropics are the only exception, but even the cocktails I’ve tried were only so-so versus vanilla meditation. It never ceases to amaze me how many simple solutions are just laying around.

But now we have another option, electric brain stimulation:

Good article from Nature with this handy picture:

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110413/full/472156a.html

Forum filled with links and DIY instructions:

http://brainmeta.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=18814

Another one:

http://forums.makezine.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=533

Video from JOVE on it:

http://www.jove.com/video/2744/electrode-positioning-and-montage-in-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation

This is a promising start for the creation of a truely intelligent society.

Credit To Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Credit SMBC

Has the Way Humans Experience Consciousness Changed Over Time?

Jaynes’s theory can be broken down into four independent hypotheses:

1. Consciousness — as he carefully defines it — is a learned process based on metaphorical language.

2. That preceding the development of consciousness there was a different mentality based on verbal hallucinations called the bicameral (‘two-chambered’) mind.

3. Dating the development of consciousness to around the end of the second millennium B.C. in Greece and Mesopotamia. The transition occurred at different times in other parts of the world.

4. The neurological model for the bicameral mind.

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