Adrian Raudaschl

Medical doctor turned product manager writing about all things medicine, business and technology.

An Evidence-Based Guide to Nootropics and Cognitive Enhancement [Comic]

After years of listening to people preach misinformed rubbish about nootropics and cognitive enhancement, I decided to do the responsible thing and write a comic to preach myself.
The following is intended as informative satire. Claims made are referenced at the bottom. Always do your own research.
If you don’t talk to your children or colleagues about cognitive enhancement, a YouTuber will.

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December 2nd, 2019

My bad - typo. I meant mnemonics!

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