Re: Fast-acting 5-HTP supplementation for accute despair

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Sun Jul 16 2000 - 17:55:54 MDT

Well now everyone knows what you want for your b-day: a fMRI machine :-)

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> Brian Atkins wrote:
> >
> > Too bad there's no drug you can take for /more/ self-awareness.
> Who knows? Maybe taking serotonin *depressors* would increase
> self-awareness. I was considering trying that at one point, but got
> shouted down by my family.
> What I find really interesting is the question of what would happen if
> you just thought for a while, about politics, or self-examination -
> preferably some subject that you felt a little bit uncomfortable
> thinking about - under an fMRI machine, watching the activation levels
> as you thought. Would you be able to generalize? Think: "Say, that
> flare over there seems to correspond to rationalization"? Cognitive
> feedback?
> --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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