‘Brain Hackers’ Turning To Smart Drug To Enhance Cognitive Abilities
These drugs — nootropics — are said to improve memory, attention, creativity and motivation. But researchers say there is no evidence that the drugs help in the long-run.
The Washington Post:
Tweaking Brains With ‘Smart Drugs’ To Get Ahead In Silicon Valley
George Burke has a talent for tossing back his daily cocktail — which contains vitamins, minerals, muscle-building compounds, some little-known research drugs and a microdose of LSD — in almost a single gulp. It’s a weird but handy trick for someone who swallows 25 pills a day, most of them purchases off the Internet. Burke credits the regimen with giving him the cognitive edge he needs to thrive in California’s Silicon Valley, where he’s the co-founder of a food service that caters to athletes and fitness devotees. (Solovitch, 6/11)