We like sweet snacks 🍬🍫🍪 because they give us a boost – in our dopamine (happiness levels essentially), as well as energy. If your body has become dependent on sugar to keep you going until the next meal, it will be hard to resist the pull of something sugary. 192 more words
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According to the statistics, the average American consumes 5 hours of television garbage every day, which includes movies, shows, film series, news and advertisements. But really, the whole mainstream media is one big advertisement. 1,131 more words
Update: Mike Krieger, CTO of Instagram, has denied the allegations in the Globe and Mail report via Twitter:
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this = strategically withhold likes. replication lag/etc may mean things aren't instantaneous but not intentionally so.
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Paper: Dorsal Raphe Dopamine Neurons Represent the Experience of Social Isolation
Fiber photometry calcium imaging is a method that allows us to measure neural activity in a particular population of neurons by means of genetic and fluorescent recording techniques in freely moving mice. 503 more words
True connection is a frightening prospect.
When you are seen by someone else, really seen, it hurts even more if you’re ultimately rejected. When we connect, we make promises, buy into a different future, engage with another, someone who might let us down (or we might let them down). 74 more words