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Jul
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comment Is there a biological limit for “amount” of happiness?
The receptors for Serotonin and Dopamine self-regulate their sensitivity to those neurotransmitters. This is why antidepressants that affect the availability of these neurotransmitters don't act instantly. In short, the person would adjust to any new level of happiness and it will become the new baseline.
Jul
1
revised Brain's differences in introverts vs. extroverts
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Jun
30
comment Is continuous split or meta - awareness a scientifically supported concept?
@ChristianHummeluhr Do you have a link that explains what the replication crisis is? I'm aware of the incubation, although that seems to me like it's a process that takes place outside of conscious awareness.
Jun
29
comment Is continuous split or meta - awareness a scientifically supported concept?
While I cant remember names off the top of my head, I'm aware of studies of meditating subjects that showed changes in brainwave patterns. fMRI studies are also pretty good at detecting different brain activity. I'm aware of fMRI studies of subjects "in love" versus controls that showed activations of different brain regions. Are there studies of "continuously aware" people?
Jun
29
asked Is continuous split or meta - awareness a scientifically supported concept?
Jun
23
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Jun
17
comment What are the common nutritional deficiencies in western countries related to reduced mental performance?
I found that a buildup of homocysteine in the brain can lead to negative cognitive effects. It is metabolized using vitamins B6 and B12.
Jun
17
asked Are adult negativity or resentment related to an infant crying for attention?
Jun
11
asked What is “Attention” in terms of brain activity?
Jun
10
answered Is there a circadian component to mood variations in humans?
May
22
comment Does a short nap improve learning efficiency?
Naps longer than 30 minutes can let the person sleep into deep sleep stages, causing "sleep inertia" upon awakening. This state is not conductive to learning
May
22
answered Can a depressed person experience the sense of happiness?
May
22
revised Can a depressed person experience the sense of happiness?
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May
22
comment How to recognize people with high need for cognition?
An introvert with high need for cognition reminds me of an Myers-Briggs INTP or INTJ personality type. Those types share the NT (rational) archetype that can be recognized quite easily by looking at a choice of vacation (ex: engineers, scientists, computer guys are much more likely to be NT type than teachers and nurses). Men are twice as likely to be the thinking type than women.
May
22
comment Can emotional IQ be learned?
I'm looking at this article on EI, and it mentions that it is more of a skill and knowledge than intelligence, and as such it should be possible to learn it and get better at it: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
May
22
revised What is the opposite of an insult for the purposes of triggering lasting positive affect?
bolded key point, added link to salience
May
22
accepted What is the opposite of an insult for the purposes of triggering lasting positive affect?
May
21
asked What is the opposite of an insult for the purposes of triggering lasting positive affect?
May
18
accepted What is the neurobiological difference between Jungian Judging and Perceiving individual?
May
15
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