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Drugs that would help you lucid dream on purpose

What kinds of drugs (medical or recreational) might you take in order to ensure you are able to lucid dream when you fall asleep? Far-out theories are fine as this is for a story. The more details the better, re: neurological elements involved with memory or self-awareness. Thanks!
posted by egeanin on Jul 24, 2013 - 44 answers

Can you two just please introduce yourselves because I have no idea!

I've had this silly and embarrassing little problem for years and I'm noticing that it's getting worse. Sometimes, when I run into somebody I know or if I'm introducing somebody I know to somebody they don't know, I truly blank out on the name of the person I know. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on May 18, 2013 - 25 answers

How to improve brain performance?

How to improve brain performance? [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on Jul 22, 2012 - 9 answers

Why is my memory failing me at such a young age?

Why is my memory failing me at such a young age? [more inside]
posted by red_rika on Apr 14, 2011 - 28 answers

What were we talking about?

When does "forgetfulness" transition from annoyance to full-fledged clinical illness? [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Feb 22, 2010 - 15 answers

What was this weird temporary recognition failure

This morning I suffered from a disturbing failure of my recognition memory. I couldn't figure out what Dexter or Californication were even though I had watched both series from start to end. Even after asking my wife the names of the shows seemed completely unfamiliar though I could recall the general content. [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Nov 2, 2009 - 24 answers

I need to run chkdsk on my brain...

My mind is blown, it's not my own, where did my idea go? I'm feeling fine, but I've lost my mind! Help? [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Sep 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Do you remember the day you started thinking in your current spoken language?

Those who have learned to speak and think in another language, do you remember the age (and day) you started thinking in your current spoken language? [more inside]
posted by querty on Aug 4, 2009 - 30 answers

At what age do your memories begin?

At what age do your memories begin? [more inside]
posted by Billegible on Apr 19, 2009 - 78 answers

How much can one mind hold?

Is there a limit to the human brain's storage capacity? [more inside]
posted by trokair on Dec 14, 2007 - 24 answers

Cognitive sharpeners?

Help me rejuvenate my mind! Are the Posit Science or Brain Fit programs of any real use to a (maybe below par) 50 year old? Are there any other worthwhile books or exercises to help sharpen up my memory, attentiveness, concentration and aliveness? [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on Apr 5, 2007 - 10 answers

Memories Triggered by Smells

For a lot of people, a particular aroma can be a strong trigger for memory. I don't think it works in reverse: why is this? [more inside]
posted by peacay on Jan 18, 2007 - 17 answers

Brain Age equivalent for Windows/Mac?

Are there any games or programs similar to Brain Age for Windows or OS X-based systems? I love the concept, but I can't see myself buying a Nintendo DS to play a single title.
posted by mrbill on Jul 31, 2006 - 8 answers

The brain, I complain, fails in ways I find arcane.

How can I recode low-level brain functions? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Oct 9, 2005 - 8 answers

Are mental blanks normal?

Are mental blanks normal? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on Jul 21, 2005 - 31 answers

Supplements and food to help for test

I am taking a difficult test Monday morning and it is very important that I pass. I'm pretty much prepared, and I'll be cramming all weekend, but I'd like to know if any of you kind souls have had any tangible good results in memory enhancing supplements such as Ginseng, Ginkgo biloba, or Gotu kola. If so what seemed to bring the best results? Also are there any types of foods or eating habits that have a positive effect on memory and testing performance? Will anything help on such a short notice?
posted by sublivious on Apr 30, 2005 - 17 answers

Why can some people recall their childhoods and others can't?

fff asked a really good question about how children think. Many responders wrote that they have no memories from their childhoods. This freaks me out. I remember my childhood more vividly than my college years. I have a childhood friend who also has no memories from when she was a kid, which is really odd, because I remember all sorts of things we did together. Have there been any studies that shed light over why some people can recall their childhoods and others can't?
posted by grumblebee on Dec 1, 2004 - 16 answers

What on earth is going on in children's heads?

What on earth is going on in children's heads?

I have no memory of being a child, and certainly none of what sort of things I thought about when I was a kid. As an adult, I see kids do inexplicable things and wonder just how the heck they thought to say/do such strange things; and I see kids witness/experience things that they have no framework whatsoever for understanding.

What goes on in a kid's brain? Is it noise, is it long ponderings, is it blank, is it confused, etc. Any idea what "it sounds like" inside there? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Dec 1, 2004 - 60 answers

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