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Smiles Have Long Term Effects on our Health and Wellbeing

In Brain, Depression, Dopamine, Humor, Serotonin by DC McGuire1 Comment

Smiles Instead of Anti-Depressants?

Think of smiling as a natural anti-depressant. When we smile, fake or real, the contractions of the facial muscles slightly distort the shape of the thin facial bones.  This slight distortion in their shape leads increases blood flow into the frontal lobes of the brain, simultaneously increasing a release of dopamine and serotonin.
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HUMAN BRAINS SOON TO BE REPLACED BY COMPUTERS?

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Not likely!  Storing a single human brain’s connectome (the complete map of all neurons and the interconnections between them) would take half the planet’s digital storage capacity: 1.3 billion terabytes. In other words, to store just a static map of the physical brain structure of two individuals would require 100% of global storage capacity.
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