Followup to: Zinnia on drugs! A nootropics experiment
23-24 Aug 2010
I woke up around 12:30 PM, then took 2 piracetam and 2 choline (1600mg/1300mg) at 4:00 PM, 10:00 PM and 4:00 AM. The choline citrate tablets have a sour and tangy taste.
Overall, I haven't noticed much of an effect so far, but I wasn't really taxing myself today - just lazing around, playing video games, working on the next video (it's about mosques) and idly philosophizing. Did you ever think about the possibility that there could be minds complex enough that they could think about people and their minds in such detail that these thoughts would have a consciousness of their own? This may not be entirely hypothetical. If dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder) is a genuine phenomenon, this would seem to indicate separate "individuals" coexisting in one brain, alternately having primary access to the body or being pushed into unconsciousness.
This seems like it would have some interesting neurological implications, given that (as far as we're aware) the brain typically only appears to house one personality, which is never really forced into the background by some competing consciousness. People with DID start out with only one as well - but somewhere along the line, others develop. Is it possible to think about something or someone with enough complexity that it becomes conscious? Is there even enough usable space in the human brain for this to be a real occurrence?
That's not the pills talking, these are just the kinds of things I tend to think about.
Other than that, I haven't been experiencing any kind of unusual insight that I'm aware of. If anything, maybe I've had a bit of irritability (I've been yelling at idiots on reddit all day, but that's not unusual), though it's nothing excessive and it may just be because I have to sit around at the gallery tomorrow instead of doing a video like I wanted (which is my real job). If I happen to be a super-bitch, do let me know!