The weird stuff

Self-experimenting — mostly via nutritional therapy — has been a tedious ride but there were a few very interesting moments that underscored for me how little we know about the brain. One of the weirdest effects, for example, with niacinamide, was psychological. After one day on a big dose, for several hours, “. . . some internal concept of myself I hadn’t even known existed, much less that it was lacking, [became] more fleshed out and solid. In CGI terms, you could say it went from being a wire-frame model to a rendered animation.”

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