Methylphenidate, which has been featured a few times before on Smart Drug Smarts, makes a comeback in this week’s episode. Join Jesse as he preps for and conducts an “n=1” self-experiment, his first-ever Ritalin experience (conducted with a little help from a friend). Along the way, we talk to a few other users — both prescription and non-prescription users — who present their own subjective experiences, and help Jesse evaluate his. What results does the experiment yield? Tune in to find out.
REM sleep — another familiar name in the world of cognitive enhancement — also finds its way back in this episode and reemphasizes its place in every biohacker’s toolkit.
|0:43||Introducing the single-subject scientific experiment.|
|1:52||This Week In Neuroscience: Emotions and sleep.|
|3:21||The listener interaction section.|
|5:52||A quick follow-up on last week's episode|
|6:22||Prepping for the self-experiment - the background.|
|7:59||A friend in need is a friend indeed - Mr. Speak-n-Spell.|
|10:03||Let the experiment begin.|
|10:35||45 minutes in - Jesse's initial reactions to Methylphenidate.|
|11:20||Self-experiment observation # 1.|
|11:37||Mr. Speak-n-Spell - part deux aka The Protocol.|
|13:12||Self-experiment observation # 2.|
|13:47||A prescription user's experience with Methylphenidate.|
|15:39||Three and a half hours after the experiment began.|
|17:18||Self-experiment observation # 3.|
|18:17||The Return of Mr. Speak-n-Spell.|
|18:39||Ritalin in history - Paul Erdos - A mathematical monk.|
|20:54||Non-cognitive uses for Methylphenidate.|
|23:09||Self-experiment observation # 4.|
|25:05||The final analysis.|
|29:06||Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: Evolution of the eye.|
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