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For MLK - Sapolsky Explains The Neurobiology of Anticipation or What Happens in your brain when you have "A Dream"

Dr. King (and many others) envision a brighter future.  In his 2009 Stanford commencement speech my hero, Prof. Robert Sapolsky talks about  the effect of anticipation of the secretion of dopamine.   32 more words

Neuroscience

One sentence that perfectly explains why the middle class has to care about inequality

Larry Summers sums up the cost of rising inequality to the typical American household: “If the US had the same income distribution it had in 1979, the bottom 80 per cent of the population would have $1 trillion — or $11,000 per family — more. 12 more words

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If You're Not a Part of the Solution ...

The bitter angels of our nature are sometimes easier to hear. Sometimes, the words chosen and spoken by the “better angels of our nature,” the peace-lovers among us, are heard by the bitter angels as bitter. 1,003 more words

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My favorite example of NITNB

A friend of mine told me that because of my interest in neuroscience I might want to check out NIA, “Neuromuscular Integrative Action”.  Some quick googling revealed that “Neuromuscular Integrative Action” used to be called “Non-Impact Aerobics”.  Whatever sells…

Brain

Excellent Infographic about Shootings and Homicides in Chicago last year

Homicides are down, shootings are up and this is a fun way to visualize the data.  Thanks heyjackass.com!

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