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An iPhone developer and sleep researcher, engineer by education.

Bringing the Singularity closer, one app at a time


Feb
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asked How do humans perceive height or vertical drop?
Feb
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asked What is the mechanism behind “gut feelings”?
Jan
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revised What causes short-term dysphoria following intense pleasure?
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Jan
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awarded  Benefactor
Jan
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comment What part of the brain locks up when a man is in the presence of an extremely attractive female?
I believe the phenomenon is observed, not scientifically studied. If you are interested, there is "seduction" reddit, where you can look up more info (very not science based)
Jan
26
accepted What causes short-term dysphoria following intense pleasure?
Jan
23
comment Images on personal computers - Which aspect of size to keep constant?
You can also ask on ux.stackexchange.com they may have an idea
Jan
23
comment What causes short-term dysphoria following intense pleasure?
I also read about the "pendulum effect" on affect and moods by V. Levi, a Russian psychiatrist, but he does not mention any biological mechanisms at play. Higher ups mean higher downs
Jan
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awarded  Promoter
Jan
21
accepted How can the aversion response be explained neurologically?
Jan
21
answered How can the aversion response be explained neurologically?
Jan
19
comment What happens in your brain when a concept “clicks”?
I also heard about the term "noetic", or "noesis" refer to spontaneous understanding
Jan
19
comment What part of the brain locks up when a man is in the presence of an extremely attractive female?
In a pickup artist community, the technical term is something along the lines of "approach anxiety" - this refers to approaching a new attractive female. I'm sure those guys have written on the topic extensively :)
Jan
19
answered Why do drivers not slow down when they see signs indicating road work?
Jan
18
revised What causes short-term dysphoria following intense pleasure?
Clarified that the phenomenon is rare
Jan
18
revised How can the aversion response be explained neurologically?
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Jan
16
comment What part of the brain locks up when a man is in the presence of an extremely attractive female?
Very good question. Although the answer most likely is lack of practice approaching beautiful women
Jan
16
asked What causes short-term dysphoria following intense pleasure?
Jan
15
asked How can the aversion response be explained neurologically?
Jan
14
accepted Do feelings have a purpose?