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comment Is our attention attracted by bright lights?
You can take a look at melanopsin: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanopsin#Mechanism , Over the years there has been research to indicate that bright light in general is more promoting of attention and awareness as opposed to dim light.
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comment Where does action based on thought originate within the human brain?
Good point about decision coming after the action. I have updated my question to clarify that I'm talking about a longer and more deliberate choice of action
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asked Where does action based on thought originate within the human brain?
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revised What is the neurobiological basis of the “inner voice” used for thought or reading?
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revised What is this forward-looking Déjà Vu-like phenomenon?
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comment Is depression caused by life events?
People with specific neurotransmitter receptor mutations are more likely to develop depression, for example Serotonin 2A receptor: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
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comment Is there a term for not recognizing that other people think differently, or projecting your thought patterns on others?
I've seen this referred to as "homophilic bubble", when you are surrounded by likeminded people and thus think the rest of the world thinks the same way: blog.mozilla.org/ux/2014/10/…
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comment How to examine person's awareness of a certain topic?
You can look at the use of certain words in writing or spoken conversation to indicate that the person is thinking or aware of the subject. For writing, look for tools that can make a "tag cloud" out of a piece of text, and see if the words you are interested in appear there. For example, there was a very long suicide note which I examined this way a few years ago. Out of 100 or so pages, words like Nazis and Jews were on the top of the tag cloud list, meaning that person was aware and thinking about the subject.
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comment What is the result of an excess of dopamine?
The book has dozens of other article references, I need to look up to see if they are referencing any particular scientific studies as a source for this list.
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answered What is the result of an excess of dopamine?
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comment What's the optimal way to space out rewards in order to maximise motivation?
The most recent (started around 2014) paradigm in gamification is to add a "gambling element", for example rewarding a person with a pack of 3 random cards in a collectible card games. Even more traditional games, like turn based strategies are moving to this paradigm. There's something about the excitement of seeing those cards be revealed that makes these games more successful than others (see example: ipadboardgames.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/…)
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comment Full list of the capabilities of human brain
I've seen people use a "hologram" model - a hologram can have more pixel density or less. It is the same hologram, but having more pixel density makes it sharper and more detailed. Remove pixels and hologram eventually disappears. Human experience is similar - one can do math or experience pleasure but with more/less clarity. What can be obvious to one person in a split second would take another person 30 minutes. They are dealing with the same concept, but there's more "resolution" to the first person's thinking and less to the second. Remove resolution and eventually one cannot comprehend
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comment Do highly creative people dream more and/or differently than ordinary people?
@BeritLarsen From personal dream journaling, noticeable differences exist even for the same person. There's variance from dull, hazy recollection of individual scenes to fully blown "more real than reality" clarity. Then there's variance in content - from mundane "I'm going to classroom" kind of dream to "having superpower adventures on an alien planet"dreams. I'm interested if creative people have more of a certain kind of dreams.
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answered What's the optimal way to space out rewards in order to maximise motivation?
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comment What is the relationship between the ego, amygdala and consciousness?
Yeah, the blog link is an extreme example of people making pseudo scientific claims :)
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comment Full list of the capabilities of human brain
I see a lot of people coming to this site with this idea of parallels of human-brain to computer systems. I know that I had it originally. From what I've seen, this model does not hold up to scientific scrutiny.
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comment Full list of the capabilities of human brain
It might be easier to produce the equations that you are looking for by looking at different "neurotransmitter systems" that are activated. For example the reward circuitry would be triggered in the case of falling in love, sexual fantasy, travel and adventure. An extra layer would be stating which systems are not activated. For example having fear or anxiety would prevent a person from enjoying adventure or travel.