Don't know anything about DMAE research, but I do know that anecdotal, self-reported feelings of "overall well being" are always suspect in terms of sorting-out placebo effect versus actual benefit.
I really have 5 cats. And my hair is very thin, so it rarely obstructs my vision...
Hi and welcome fellow heathen Stephan :)
We have something in commen, I also am interested in the neurosciences.
So much can be understood by studying how the human brain works.
Suddenly, lots of seemingly magical and mystical things make perfect sense :)
Do you read Dan Dennett? He is my favorite writter, thinker. Dan is the man :)
Philosphy without science backing is to me, not of much value other than being intellectualy
stimulating. Dan is both a scientist and philosopher :)
Look forward to seeing you around in the forums, you sound like an interesting guy :)
Indeed understanding the human mind can explain why we believe things we believe. I haven't read The God Gene yet, but I am reading The Invisible Gorilla right now. It doesn't deal with faith in particular, but the cognitive issues they discuss are relevant.
I have read Daniel Dennett (but not Breaking The Spell). His work is interesting.
Did you read Dennett's "Consciousness Explained"?
His ideas in that book blew me away. It was one of the most intellectually stimulating
books I have ever read!
Since you are into mind and consciousness, this is one I would think is already in your library :)