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Aug
17
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/…)
Aug
17
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
Aug
17
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.
Aug
13
answered What's the optimal way to space out rewards in order to maximise motivation?
Aug
13
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 :)
Aug
12
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.
Aug
10
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.
Aug
7
comment Are younger people less capable of driving?
I would like to add that from my reading, driving is a difficult skill until it is practiced to the point where it is done subconsciously and no conscious attention is paid to the process. To get to that point, a person requires experience and owning a car. A teenager who drives parent's car part time might not have enough time to get driving experience.
Aug
7
revised Are younger people less capable of driving?
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Aug
6
comment Parasite that takes over cognitive functions
I was going to bring up the parasite that makes rodents more attracted to cat urine, but it seems that toxoplasmosis might be that parasite. Thanks for bringing that up :)
Aug
6
comment Do introverts engage in too much self-control or do they lack impulsivity?
I would argue that your definition of extraverted behavior is off mark. Engaging in conversations with multiple people in real life or drifting from one circle to another at a party are examples of extraverted behavior. Posting a funny picture while being alone is not, and I doublt it would have the same mood lifting benefits (no mirror neuron activation, no emotional contagion)
Aug
3
answered Are there “awareness” related mirror neurons or processes in the brain that get activated by awareness?
Jul
30
comment Are people who are very “aware” of the world that way because their brains are more advanced or les advanced?
@YvonneLiew from my understanding, such people may have mutations of neurotransmitter receptors that alter their conscious experience. For example, people with such mutations respond differently to psychoactive substances en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5-HT_receptor
Jul
30
comment Why does appreciation make us happy?
I originally read your question as "the experience of appreciating things", but it sounds more like you are talking about accumulating "social capital" - likes, followers, reputation, etc.
Jul
30
comment What is happening when i focus my attention on a particular body part?
This may be related to the issue of suggestibility - a small percentage of population is extremely suggestible en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Jul
29
comment What is the relationship between the ego, amygdala and consciousness?
That question sounds related, although that user is asking about the process that happens after a decision has been made. I'm asking about a specific part of the brain that may be active while conscious experience is altered.
Jul
29
revised Is Decision-Making Emotionally Based, with Rationalization as the only Conscious Component?
highlighted the main question
Jul
27
asked What is the relationship between the ego, amygdala and consciousness?
Jul
27
comment How does an animal learn what a predator is?
I agree that some birds (and squirrels) broadcast that there's a predator nearby. Some are much more vocal than others, and actually track the cat's movement, keeping an eye on the cat. This still does not answer how the initial recognition of a cat as a predator happens.
Jul
20
comment If you sleep during the day, do you need less sleep at night?
To add to this answer - sleeping more than 30 minutes, but less than 90 minutes can result in "sleep inertia" - when the person wakes up during N3 sleep stage - it takes time to shake off this kind of sleep, and there would be urge to fall back asleep.