Bit of a Tangent

003 | Synaesthesia and the Butterfly Effect of Remembrance

July 3, 2019

Gianluca and Jared record their first face-to-face episode! They think out loud about how to deduce germ theory as a hunter gatherer, why having interesting conversations is about making people interesting, not meeting interesting people, and finally speculate about why we might have a sense of self and whether it's outlived its usefulness!

 

Shownotes:

The (minimal) effects of creatine on cognitive performance : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21118604 and https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00213-005-0269-z

 Tim Ferriss on morning routines : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHAyE0UC5I4

All the evidence for the efficacy and safety of creatine supplementation : https://examine.com/supplements/creatine/ 

Sam Harris’ guide to meditation : https://samharris.org/how-to-meditate/

Dr. Satchin Panda on Practical Implementation of Time-Restricted Eating (from FoundMyFitness podcast with Dr. Rhonda Patrick) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iywhaz5z0qs

Germ Theory (of disease) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germ_theory_of_disease

Lactase Persistence : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactase_persistence

Sonder, from Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows : https://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/post/23536922667/sonder 

Robert Wright’s “Why Buddhism is True” : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32895535-why-buddhism-is-true?from_search=true

Synaesthesia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

The superior verbal memory span of Mandarin speakers due to faster rehearsal : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5880866/

Albert Camus : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Camus

“Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality” by Eliezer Yudkowsky : http://www.hpmor.com/

“Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!”, a great biography of the brilliant Richard Feynman : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35167685-surely-you-re-joking-mr-feynman 

Jocko Willink (podcast) : http://jockopodcast.com/

Sam Harris (podcast) : https://samharris.org/

Steelmanning (with Sam Harris and Jordan B. Peterson) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh-DKbKlfag

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