Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Now they tell us

Reading week has come and gone, so it's too late -- but Adderall could have helped you study. Joshua Foer became Slate's guinea pig for this article:

As an experiment, I decided to take Adderall for a week. The results were miraculous. On a recent Tuesday, after whipping my brother in two out of three games of pingpong—a triumph that has occurred exactly once before in the history of our rivalry—I proceeded to best my previous high score by almost 10 percent in the online anagrams game that has been my recent procrastination tool of choice. Then I sat down and read 175 pages of Stephen Jay Gould's impenetrably dense book The Structure of Evolutionary Theory. It was like I'd been bitten by a radioactive spider.

Of course, there are a few unpleasant side effects.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Adderall = diet coke