Re: Re: Extropy in the personal sphere

Kennita Watson (
Sun, 24 Aug 1997 18:37:56 -0700

>> BTW -- I recently took a follow-up set of cognitive tests (first set taken
>> about 8 months ago, when I'd just started on antidepressants), and it seems
>> that on the cocktail of supplements that my doctor has prescribed, my
>> mental functioning has improved more than can be accounted for by
>> practice effects.
Anders asks:
>Interesting. What kinds of tests did you do?

Memory for numbers I hear, forward and backward; memory for details in
stories I hear, immediate and delayed; memory for pictures (as measured
by my ability to draw them from memory), immediate and delayed; ability to
arrange scene frames in order ("reading social situations"); ability to
arrange patterned blocks to form larger patterns; ability to memorize and
use a symbol system; ability to do math in my head; and a couple of puzzles
involving connecting dots in numerical and alphabetical order.


Kennita Watson | The bond that links your true family is not one of blood,| but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do
| members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
| -- Richard Bach, _Illusions_