It has to be authentic. Good video on the basics.
“Scientists have known that memories first form in the hippocampus and are later transferred to long-term storage in other parts of the brain. For some amount of time the memory resides both in the hippocampus and elsewhere in the brain. What’s not been known is how, after a few months or years, the memory is […]
The concept and brain mechanisms of addiction can be studied for clues to buying behavior and impulsive behavior in general. It is also a popular metaphor for online behavior which does have some of the same brain triggering aspects. How We Get Addicted – By MICHAEL D. LEMONICK I was driving up the Massachusetts Turnpike one […]
Link: Time magazine – Great Visuals on Addiction Brain Functions It’s very mechanical and set at birth. The drive for substances/shopping/experiences is actually a congenital, inherited shortage of dopamine dopamine receptors for them. I remember dopamine by saying it makes me do dopey stuff!
Biology of Attraction and Personality Types
November 24, 2009 Basics The Biology Behind the Milk of Human Kindness By NATALIE ANGIER Above all, be thankful for your brain’s supply of oxytocin, the small, celebrated peptide hormone that, by the looks of it, helps lubricate our every prosocial exchange, the thousands of acts of kindness, kind-of kindness and not-as-nakedly-venal-as-I-could-have-been kindness that make […]
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This is related to kool article in The Atlantic…also “two genes that regulate dopamine and serotonin neurotransmission and have been previously linked to emotional behavior, anxiety and addiction (5-HTTLPR and DRD4) are significant determinants of risk taking in investment decisions” Big-Time Financial Risk Taking: Blame It On The Genes?ScienceDaily (Feb. 11, 2009) — Financial institutions […]
Big-Time Financial Risk Taking: Blame It On The Genes?ScienceDaily (Feb. 11, 2009) — Financial institutions continue to teeter on the brink of ruin. Banks are still devouring bailout money without loosening credit enough to make a difference in a recession that is sweeping the globe. And everyone keeps asking, “How in the world did so […]