This is very interesting. Just look at the spatial relationship relative to the eyes and the brain stem. Sex/mating stimuli processing is right behind where the come in the eyes and are real close to the brain stem where behavior is driven. But money stimuli is processed “far” above and farther out “front” of the […]
The below research is a great reality check for people serious about human behavior. Just Wrong: Behavioral Econ/Finance We have been consistent and persistent antagonists to behavioral theories and esp behavioral econ/finance. (BE). It has always been far more marketing and salesmanship, successful, than science and sensible. It just makes no sense. The most intractable […]
Futurity.org – Facing temptation, brain sends mixed signals “This research suggests a reason why it feels so difficult to control your behavior. You’ve got these really fast signals that say, go for the tempting food. But only after you start to go for it are you able to catch yourself and say, no, I don’t […]
Understanding Addiction One of the neurotransmitters playing a major role in addiction is dopamine. Many of the concepts that apply to dopamine apply to other neurotransmitters as well.As a chemical messenger, dopamine is similar to adrenaline. Dopamine affects brain processes that control movement, emotional response, and ability to experience pleasure and pain.
This article is excerpted: Take Aways – “Ideology and personal world views can be major obstacles for changing false beliefs and efforts to retract misinformation can backfire and even amplify the erroneous belief Misinformation is easy to accept if it fits in with a prior belief, researchers say, even when the information is known to […]