Movies like Limitless have captured the imagination those looking to expand brain capacity. Trying to unlock our brain’s full potential has been a goal of scientists and philosophers for hundreds of years.
But answers often can't be found with drugs.
It all comes down to our comprehension of the world around us. Each individual has an internal compass that helps them understand all of the various relationships between our universe’s moving parts. These thought processes are known as mental models.
Having an understanding in the different realms of our reality can bring tremendous benefits to us as individuals, as well as the world as a whole. Take problem-solving for example. Most people try to avoid their problems, or are incapable of dealing with them adequately. If you want to be a leader in the world, however, you look for problems and find ways to solve them.
It’s also important to keep in mind that our mind plays tricks on us with cognitive biases. Once they are noticed and brought under control, we can look at the world through a much clearer perspective.
Complex ideas and concepts are all around us, we have just gotten used to some and simplified them. With the proper tools we can expand this way of thinking and really create a better life for ourselves and those around us.