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This is a part answer, which only refers to the concept of resilience. One of the first studies that invesigated resilience was the Kauai-Study, which was a longitudinal study of a cohort in Hawai to investigate the cognitive, social and physical development of children. (Werner and Smith, 1982) Of the children who had to deal with a couple of risk factors ...


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This is a primary subject of study in game studies and ludology, which are domains of theory and research unto themselves. Moreover, the question as it pertains to games might be interesting to ask over on Arqade, though I can't guarantee it would be "on topic" enough for their community. You might find the following questions from Arqade interesting, as ...


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It seems that genetic plays significant roles in dopamine addiction: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22350797 And also a study of "born-addicts": http://www.addictscience.com/genetics-d2/ But also it is connected to ADHD studies. It is well known that people with ADHD are vulnerable to addiction. They think it is because reward deficiency system: ...


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Sugar can induce addiction based on mesolimbic dopamine... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2714381/ That is the main effect on behavior... Also sugar intake will have efects on insulin and vice versa: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF02342828 So answer is yes... it is possible that we act differently, especially after long exposure ...


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You are what you eat right? I guess that would probably apply with how internal physiological responses to food consumption may result in various behaviours. According to Flora and Polenick (2013), there are some counter-intuitive evidence about sugar and its effects on human behaviour: "To this point, what is known about the effects of sugar ...



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