SNERX.COM/SKELL Last Updated 2022/8/2 • Read Time 8min • Discord ______________________________________________________________________________________ A lot more is going to go here. Eventually there will be a life-chart where every day is represented by a block, exactly like github's contribution graph (+), and you can API hook into things like RescueTime, arbtt, and Habitica to create a visual and interactive map of life events, habits, and activities. You will also be able to manually enter in data as well of course. This was inspired in part by quantified-self blogs like Stephan Wolfram's, Deniz Cem Onduygu's, and Bryan Johnson's where they systematically track large amounts of data about themselves for the sake of self-knowledge and study.
Myelination & Internal Clock Speed
Myelination increases when you learn things through rote memorization or through working on logic puzzles or conceptual puzzles for long periods of time (several hours in one sitting), the second option being a much quicker method for noticeable gains.
Mass-myelination of your brain can reduce perceptual chunk-time from an average of ~80ms down to ~30ms. This is like if the tick-speed of a server was noticeably shifted, it makes the pacing rapidly increase. Additionally, mass-myelination increases neural 'bandwidth' to some extent, which can be thought of as casting a fishing net out of your mental boat at the same speed as normal but using a gradually bigger net, allowing you to catch bigger conceptual fish. These properties stack for what I believe allows a faster 'internal clock speed' of your brain. Not only do you experience more but you experience faster. In this sense you mentally mature much faster since you are experiencing more per second than most people. For this reason myelination becomes critical for accelerating mental growth and being able to get advanced cognitive labor finished substantially faster, or even in many cases having the cognitive capacity for consuming and understanding complex conceptual problems in reasonable amounts of time. This is like cognitive load theory; pulling your mind in many directions from early childhood has the greatest affect on this biological process, making renaissance education a crucial necessity for advanced mental abilities later in life; the earlier you try to accelerate this process the better. The myelination process can be aided by some of the nootropics listed below as well as dual-n-back training (the effects of DNB may be null). I have also seen similar advantages from spaced repition memory training using tools like Mnemosyne & Anki.
A More Difficult Game
Dual-N-back games/training are interesting but they're not directly unto themselves any kind of practical skill other than a memory enhancer. If the visual part of the DnB training was a simple math equation that you had to solve and the audio part of
the DnB training was replaced by the answer to the equation, then by solving maths and hitting the visual/audio buttons in relation to whether you used the same method to solve as two prompts ago and whether you got the same answer as two prompts ago respectively, you are still performing dual-n-back training but also improving mental calculation skills. You could probably do this with any repetitive cognitive skill and train lots of different things at the same time. Added benefits to this also include lateral connection making in your brain getting substantially boosted and any lack of direct myelination in DnB training is now buffered by training the other skills. TL;DR: There is a Limitless pill, but it's not a pill, it's a game, and we're implementing it into the work we do on our Discord server. More about this will be posted whenever that project gets closer to finished.
Noots & Shrooms
Most nootropics should be thought of simply as nutritional supplements for things you are deficient in. A quick way to get a rough estimate of what you are deficient in is to answer the questions in the second section of the Braverman assessment.
Pre-made nootropic stacks from popular sources include Neuro, Onnit, and Host Defense. Standard Stack Name | Dosage | Frequency | Time of Day | Effects ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Alpha GPC | 300-600 mg | 1 Daily | Morning | Choline, neuroprotection, + • ALCAR | 1-2 grams | 1 Daily | Morning | Choline, antioxidant, + • Noopept | 10-30 mg | 1-3 Daily | Throughout | Neurogenesis, memory, mood, + • Phenylpiracetam | 100-400 mg | 2 Weekly | Morning | Focus, anti-fatigue, + • Modafinil | 100-200 mg | 1 Weekly | Morning | Wakefulness, anti-sleep • Fish Oil | 1.5 grams | 1 Daily | Night | Neuroprotection, inflammation, + • Ginkgo Biloba | 200-500 mg | 1 Daily | Morning | General cognition, sleep, + Medicinal Stack Name | Dosage | Frequency | Time of Day | Effects ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Lion's Mane | 500 mg | 1 Daily | Any | Neurogenesis, neuroprotection, + • NR / NAD+ | 250 mg | 1 Daily | Night | Mitochondrial repair, anti-aging • Glycine | 3 grams | 1 Daily | Night | Sleep quality, many others • Oxiracetam | 1 gram | 2-3 Daily | Throughout | Brain trauma, creativity, + • Reishi | 2-5 grams | 1 Daily | Any | Immune system, anti-tumor, + • Creatine | 5 grams | 1 Daily | Any | Neuroprotective, anti-fatigue, + Mood Regulation Name | Dosage | Frequency | Time of Day | Effects ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • Bacopa Monnieri | 300 mg | 1 Daily | Morning | Stress regulation, memory, + • 5-HTP + L-tryp | 300-500 mg | 1 Daily | Night | Sleep quality, mood enhancement. • Cordyceps | 1-3 grams | 1 Daily | Any | Stress, testosterone regulator
Food, Caloric Supplimentation, & Dermals
If you didn't have to eat or sleep, you wouldn't, and since you don't have to spend time preparing healthy meals, you shouldn't. Time is money, and so if you spend it on something that doesn't turn you profit, you're wasting both.
Serious Mass - Industry standard weight gainer with lots of extras. • Multivitamin - Great traditional nutrient supplement. • Sakara - Nootropic chocolates; good for calories and cognition, but expensive. Dermals are incredibly useful for delivery of nutrients or other compounds that would otherwise be difficult to steadily propagate throughout your body. We often use dermal patches like the ones listed below as weak or make-shift anti-toxin boosters or as light drug/poison mitigation for stalling hospital visits. They are also convenient since they are easily hidden and offer passive resistance to myriad problems concerning items ingested or injected. • Redee - Alcohol clense, anti-toxin, and immune system boost. • CBD - Helps mitigate pain and a large host of other problems; lasts 3 days. • B-Phenylethylamine - Powerful stim, doses >2g risky, otherwise very safe.
Sleep is for the Strong
Sleep is massively important for mental and physical health and if you get the proper 7-9 hours of sleep daily, or my personally recommended 10, it easily takes up a third of your life. There is no reason this time should be considered wasted and maximizing
the use of this time through cognitive triggers that allow for lucidity during dreams as well as supplementation to increase the vividity of dreamstates and retention of their memory has proven to be a huge benefit to psychological health and stability beyond what regular sleep provides. It also serves as a grounds for creative exploration not possible in waking life. I believe the dreamworld is an immensely powerful creative tool that goes entirely unused by most. It is a tool that allows for high-level replay of waking events as well as situational manipulation involving properties or mechanics that don't exist outside dreamworlds. This makes the dreamworld a place to work on real-world problems using tools that could not possibly exist in waking life. I often work on logical or mechanical problems in my dreams and then implement their solutions that very morning when I wake up. Some of this is seen in the projects here on Snerx; about half of the projects on this site are directly from my dreamworlds with no mental labor or work done on them during waking life with the exception of typing out the text already transcribed in my dream worlds. It would be fair to say I do the majority of my work while completely asleep. To evince this, some tools that become available when fully lucid during sleep sessions include but are not limited to: direct interfacing with individual cognitive heuristics used for general epistemic or hermeneutic activities in waking life (concepts and their relations as physically interactive objects), the vividity or un-realness of sensory effects across all objects that allow for interaction and manipulation of objects through mediums not possible in waking life, the possibility of direct interfacing with emotion objects, places or locations having their own separate and independent emotive states you can directly interface with, the regularity or irregularity of persons, places, or narratives being used to limit or free your cognitive choices as typified concept-paths, and the regularity of characters or persons across many narratives or worlds inside dreams serving as interactive cognitive pillars you can use as real-world waypoints or when desired as pillars for toppling and thereby being a direct interface to permanently augmenting your mental dispositions. The more real-world cognitive training and nutritional supplementation you have, the easier it is to engage these tools as well as understand how to take their outputs into waking life. I highly recommend training in formal logic and academic philosophy as a means for making these tools availible in your sleep sessions. Additional ways to become aware of these cognitive tools are through clinical neuro-feedback sessions, sensory deprivation, or layering the Ganzfeld effect. There are many ways to become lucid during dream sessions but few seem to work very reliably; what is listed is fairly universal: • Constant but soothing background noise like from non-verbal music or ASMR. • Timed audio sequences queued to go off five or six hours into your sleep cycle. There seem to only be two ways to improve retention of the memories of dream sessions: • Having an eidetic memory. • Memory-enhancing nootropics like the ones listed in a prior section of this page.