Somewhat inspired by Mark Zuckerberg’s annual challenge (although I can never commit to just one), this year I’m doing a low-budget experiment in IQ hacking. Since Dave Asprey’s $20,000 EEG neurofeedback machine seems a bit expensive (although cool), I’m doing this the simpler way, with just doing Lumosity training every day for a year, to see if that has any effects. Will do regular standardized IQ measurements and see if it has any measurable effects.
Another wonderful learning/knowledge hacking tool, which is sure to also have a positive effect on the brain and mental state, is Memrise, where you can learn a number of topics using cognitively adapted and gamified methods. The app just came out, highly recommended.