Kevin Hoffman wrote:
> I am writing a sci-fi story that involves a hypothetical "procedure" that
> increases concentration and memory by some large factor (say 1000X).
>> I would be very grateful for any information on:
>> - what region of the brain controls concentration and memory
>> - if there are any current, experimental procedures of this nature
>> - a rough description of sample neurological disorders that affect
>>>You might like this lead. When i was in Surinam (South America) I heard an
indian story / legend about concentration enhancers being active in the
sting of ants, especialy the fire-ant. Hunters make elaborate rituals in
which the sting of the fire-ants is said to do exactly the thing, it
increases your mental capabilities so you can succesfully hunt for animals
in the tropical forest. If it's not true, it makes a wonderful story. The
poison in the fire-ants sting has many substances. Who knows ...
There has been some investigation into this by somebody at the Utrecht
University in the Netherlands - Cultural Anthropological department.