[CQ-Contest] Aging contesters

Jukka Klemola jpklemola at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 09:51:14 EDT 2022

Hello everybody,

The discussion is about medicins and improvement of torso durability under
static load.

There is more: tDCS

I made a prediction some years back:

slide 31 onwards.

I wonder if anyone uses tDCS to improve contest performance?

Jukka OH6LI

la 22. lokak. 2022 klo 16.03 James Cain (jamesdavidcain at gmail.com)

> Some interesting (for once) comments in this thread.
> As I posted just a few days ago, it's long been known that vigorous mental
> activity promotes brain strength. I'm not sure that "brain strength" and
> memory are related, though. Think central processing and memory. They are
> located at different spots on the "board."
> Is high-level contesting "vigorous mental activity?" I have no idea.
> I spent my working life as a writer and editor. Words, for me, are crucial!
> Use the word "jump" once and the next time I want to use a synonym -- leap,
> or bound, come to mind. Once in a while it takes me a few seconds to have
> the synonym and I think to myself "Geeze I used to come up with that in the
> blink of an eye." But did I really? I doubt it.
> Same with spelling. I used to win spelling bees; now I occasionally find
> myself turning to a dictionary.
> What really frightens me is complete loss of certain memory ability. A
> neighbor, Bill, is 76. I tell him a funny story, he laughs, and a few days
> later he has completely, totally forgot the story. He knows he has this
> problem. Otherwise he thinks at a very high level.
> Somebody commented here that Prevagen "advertises constantly." Of course
> they do! They figure you forget their name from one day to the next.
> Now, where was I?
> cain K1TN
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