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156 Post author: lukeprog 05 February 2011 06:49PM

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Comment author: Procrastinus 29 August 2011 08:35:36PM 1 point [-]

Now we are talking. Big debate over this one in key journals like Science. Here's the scoop n NZT-48 and other "success pills." Most would take it.


Comment author: lukeprog 30 August 2011 04:42:29AM *  6 points [-]

Nice little article.

Comment author: Yvain 02 September 2011 05:25:11PM 10 points [-]

This explains a lot.

Comment author: [deleted] 30 August 2011 05:27:48AM 0 points [-]

How long have you kept it up?

Comment author: lukeprog 30 August 2011 05:33:14AM 0 points [-]

About a month, I think.

Comment author: gwern 02 September 2011 07:39:44PM *  1 point [-]

You've been using 200mg of modafinil every other day for a full month? I agree with yvain that that explains a lot, but I'm also a little amazed. I would have expected tolerance. But you mention substantial intellectual penalties, which isn't what I saw with Dual N-Back during my irregular uses of armodafinil, so maybe tolerance is just slowly catching up with you.

Comment author: gwern 28 October 2011 01:00:27AM 2 points [-]

And of course, I should write down what my expectations are: http://predictionbook.com/predictions/4051

Comment author: wedrifid 30 August 2011 02:40:38AM 2 points [-]

An article saying students use modafinil and ritalin that also mentions a movie.

You had me excited thinking there was an actual research drug that I could experiment with!

Comment author: gwern 30 August 2011 04:18:17AM 1 point [-]

I actually looked it up before reading the article - my thought process being, 'a nootropic I haven't heard of? And wait, isn't that an AIDS drug - I know I've heard the name before...' I was more than a little disappointed. (The article wasn't too great either; some of the usual muddled intuitions and minimal information. The New Yorker did a better article, for example.)

Comment author: Procrastinus 07 January 2012 02:56:25AM *  0 points [-]

Here's the research it cites along with a few hyperlinks to other articles. Did you read it?

Mellers, B. A. (2000). Choice and the relative pleasure of consequences. Psychological Bulletin, 126, 910-924. Ghahremani, D. G., Tabibnia, G., Monterosso, J., Hellemann, G., Poldrack, R., & London, E. D. (2011). Effect of modafinil on learning and task-related brain activity in methamphetamine-dependent and healthy individuals. Neuropsychopharmacology, 36(5), 950-959. Repantis D., Schlattmann P., Laisney O., & Heuser I. (2010). Modafinil and methylphenidate for neuroenhancement in healthy individuals: A systematic review. Pharmacol Res, 62(3), 187-206.

Comment author: wedrifid 07 January 2012 03:59:53AM *  0 points [-]

Here's the research it cites along with a few hyperlinks to other articles. Did you read it?

I'm familiar with the drugs cited. As he said, you had wedrifid_2011 excited thinking there was an actual research drug - NZT-48 about which a scoop was to be given.