“We are on the cutting edge here at Smart Drug Smarts, but I don’t think the cutting edge is very sharp because I really don’t feel much at all.”
I was telling my body I was willing to totally starve it of REM sleep, inviting radically reduced mental performance and the associated physical risks, and I would run it into the ground unless it gave me what I wanted — REM sleep front-loaded at the beginning of my sleep-cycles, rather than 75+ minutes deep in them.
It was a confrontation where, quite literally, I dared not blink.
Jesse gets into details on neurofeedback and attention disorders with cognitive scientist and UCLA Ph.D. Dr. Andrew Hill. They discuss using neurofeedback to improve mental performance, mindfulness and executive function as well as its implications for those with attention disorders and others who are looking to get a mental edge.