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Mar
18
answered Does pessimism lead to greater happiness because low expectations lead to less disappointment?
Mar
18
comment Why do people avoid taking the last “donut”?
I agree with the culture thing - I heard the very same thing in the context of Chinese culture, where it's apparently rude to take the last of anything. The "guests are still hungry" statement makes this tradition a lot clearer - if they werent hungry, there would be more than 1 left.
Mar
18
comment What makes disengaged participants tired / exhausted after corporate meetings?
I've clarified the question to specifically exclude speakers or meeting host. Those people may not feel the effects as acutely as people who are not engaged for an hour.
Mar
18
revised What makes disengaged participants tired / exhausted after corporate meetings?
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Mar
13
asked What makes disengaged participants tired / exhausted after corporate meetings?
Mar
10
answered How to quickly estimate the person's level of stress with a mobile based relaxation app?
Feb
20
asked How to quickly estimate the person's level of stress with a mobile based relaxation app?
Feb
20
revised Are there “awareness” related mirror neurons or processes in the brain that get activated by awareness?
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Feb
20
revised Are there “awareness” related mirror neurons or processes in the brain that get activated by awareness?
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Feb
18
revised Are there “awareness” related mirror neurons or processes in the brain that get activated by awareness?
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Feb
18
asked Are there “awareness” related mirror neurons or processes in the brain that get activated by awareness?
Jan
28
comment Do lonely people get addicted more easily than social counterparts?
@ChrisStronks I agree with the peer context strongly linked to relapse to addictive behaviors. This is why a lot of addictive games strongly push the "Social" element to them. I would say that ALL examples of incredibly addictive video games are social in nature. For example farmville or online MMORPGs. It's possible to quit these games, but when multiple friends are playing them, they will continuously pull each other back into the game.
Jan
28
comment Memory - Remembering a Source
As a programmer, I would suggest that knowing the source is not that important. As long as you can formulate a search query for google or stack exchange sites, you are good. You are bound to find alternatives to the same information you found before. This means remembering keywords from articles is far more important than the author.
Jan
27
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Jan
27
comment How does the brain learn what something is for the first time?
I agree, my recent personal experiences with dream content has convinced me that there is a "prototype experience" which is the first real exposure to a concept. For example, my first experience of "frustrating, futile, pushing mental effort" was experienced in middle school history class. Experiencing similar events in the waking world years later seem to trigger a dream of middle school history class. I believe same can be true of other people's dreams of "being late/unprepared for an exam".
Jan
20
asked How does conscious rational internal thought gets initiated - what gives rise to it on any given day?
Jan
8
answered How are hallucinations generated, is it related to dreaming?
Jan
7
comment Can the brain be trained into a state of persistent happiness?
He published a bunch of books, sold like 5 million copies and became super rich :)
Jan
6
answered Can the brain be trained into a state of persistent happiness?
Dec
27
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