1. The experience wasn’t simply about the easy pleasure of undeserved expertise. For me, it was a near-spiritual experience. When a nice neuroscientist named Michael Weisend put the electrodes on me, what defined the experience was not feeling smarter or learning faster: The thing that made the earth drop out from under my feet was that for the first time in my life, everything in my head finally shut up.”

    Sally Adee volunteered for electrical brain stimulation. Here’s what happened

     
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    My mind felt as clear and unhibited as sally’s once. It wasn’t an electric shock, literally… but I did hook up with...
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