Re: Which is the better nootropic?

Max More (
Mon, 25 Nov 1996 19:04:19 -0700 (MST)

According to what I read in (I think it was) Smart Drugs, caffeine
definitely accelerates thinking, and boosts peformance at logical,
mathematical reasoning, including tasks like computer programming. However,
some study indicated that it may reduce the ability to find patterns in
ambiguous or unclear data. I'm not sure exactly what that means, but it may
suggest caffeine could make it harder to form clear ideas from the haze, as
when you're trying to get ideas to coalesce for a piece of writing.


Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute, Editor, Extropy,
(310) 398-0375