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ScienceDaily (July 5, 2012) — The widely used diabetes drug metformin comes with a rather unexpected and alluring side effect: it encourages the growth of new neurons in the brain. The study reported in the July 6th issue of Cell Stem Cell, a Cell Press publication, also finds that those neural effects of the drug also make mice smarter.
Could an NZT-48 be in our near future? I think so.
Drugs that increase blood flow to muscles are an entirely different thing and seem to have very drastic side effects unlike what has been shown by Metformin
Originally posted by projectvxn
reply to post by PhoenixOD
Sure, but with such highly measurable results?
I'm not so sure. I'm looking forward to a day when the results go off the charts.
Originally posted by Klassified
The last thing any government wants is a public that you can't deceive readily and easily.
The 10% of brain myth is the widely perpetuated urban legend that most or all humans only make use of 20%, 10% or some other small percentage of their brains. It has been misattributed to people including Albert Einstein. By association, it is suggested that a person may harness this unused potential and increase intelligence.
Though factors of intelligence can increase with training, the popular notion that large parts of the brain remain unused, and could subsequently be "activated", rests more in popular folklore than scientific theory. Though mysteries regarding brain function remain -- e.g. memory, consciousness and most paradoxical of all the fact that the tool we must use to comprehend the brain is the brain itself -- the physiology of brain mapping suggests that most if not all areas of the brain have a function.