Jonah Lehrer is the man. Read all his books, including his new one, but this one sucked for one specific reason. The whole book is about how the brain processes creativity, so naturally, I assumed they were going to tell me why Adderall makes me into the greatest human being ever, with predictive and creative powers only seen in superhero movies. instead, I get this:
“Many stimulants taken to increase attention, such as caffeine, Adderall, and Ritalin, seem to make epiphanies much less likely.”
WHAT YOU SAY?
Everybody knows this isn’t true, Jonah. It’s the opposite, and to prove it, I just so happened to be reading this book on Adderall as a break between script shit, and he had a couple “insight” puzzles for the reader to figure out.
IV = III + III
the task is to move a single line so that the false arithmetic statement becomes true.
You figure it out yet? ADDERALL DID.
Oh, okay, so that was the easy one, Jonah? Fine, they threw me this after.
III = III + III
Adderall solved this one even faster.
Fuck Jonah Lehrer. ADDERALL IS KING OF YOU.
Post your answers in the comments if you figure any of those out.