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Dopamine Smart – New Solutions for Overeating, Over Stressing & Generally Living Better!

In Anxiety, Attention, Brain, Brain Development, Bullying, Conflict, Control, Depression, Diabetes, Dopamine, Health, Learning, Media Violence, Neuroplasticity, Neuroscience, Overeating, Parenting, Politics, Social Issues, Stress, Success, technology, Violence, Wellbeing by DC McGuireLeave a Comment

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Enjoy a conversation recorded October 2016 between Gregory Anne Cox and her guest, neuroscience researcher, D.C. McGuire discussing the dangers and promises of dopamine.  They talk about recent findings linking one brain chemical to  challenges of overeating, stress, parenting, learning, and societal issues, especially bad behavior and violence. 
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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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Trump, Trolls, and Dopamine

In Bullying, Dopamine, Media, Politics, technology by Devon McNaughtonLeave a Comment

Politicians use dopamine highs to drum up trance-like support by using angry, frightening, and aggressive rhetoric. This has been occurring since the beginning of politics. Still, Donald Trump stands out from the crowd, because “he has done this in a thoroughly modern way: He is a troll, someone who scores rhetorical points with outrageous or controversial comments, consequences be damned,” writes Oliver Lee for Vice.
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The Neurochemical That Could Explain Why Twitter Trashed Tay

In Brain, Bullying, Dopamine, Media, Science, Social Issues, technology by DC McGuire1 Comment

Last week, Microsoft introduced an artificially intelligent chatbot called Tay upon twitter. Designed to mimic the speech patterns of a teenage girl and learn based on the way human twitter users’ interacted with her, Tay was described by Microsoft as “an experiment in conversational understanding”.
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