The Tailored Brain
From Ketamine, to Keto, to Companionship, A User’s Guide to Feeling Better and Thinking Smarter
by Emily Willingham
Pub Date 14 Dec 2021 | Archive Date 14 Dec 2021
Perseus Books, Basic Books, Basic Books
A candid and practical guide to the new frontier of brain customization
Dozens of books promise to improve your brain function with a gimmick. Lifestyle changes, microdosing, electromagnetic stimulation: just one weird trick can lightly alter or dramatically deconstruct your brain.
In truth, there is no one-size-fits-all shortcut to the ideal mind. Instead, the way to understand cognitive enhancement is to think like a tailor: measure how you need your brain to change and then find a plan that suits it.
In The Tailored Brain, Emily Willingham explores the promises and limitations of well-known and emerging methods of brain customization, including prescription drugs, diets, and new research on the power of your “social brain.”
Packed with real-life examples and checklists that allow readers to better understand their cognitive needs, this is the definitive guide to a better brain.