DJG
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Where would a cognitively separated person get their brain signals excited from?
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Physics Perhaps you are asking, "Where would the energy, or the electrical potential, come from?" Short answer: Sugar. Or, at the cellular level, ATP. Point is -- nerve impulses from the senses are [...

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Is there a developmental purpose to adolescent transgressions?
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The function of rebellion is to challenge conclusions reached by previous generations. If the conclusions of each generation were not challenged, errors in judgment would be perpetuated, leading to ...

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Is it possible to raise the complexity of what you can mentally process?
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Deep mastery of concepts improves intuition, which may improve the speed at which information is processed or manipulated, and increase the complexity of the information which can be manipulated.

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Why are religious people seemingly unable to hypothesise about a universe without God?
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Short answer: Some people just like anthropomorphizing more than others do. Long answer: The comment made by user "a human" on the original question inspired the following train of thought: Take ...

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can mushroom improve your memory?
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Mushrooms contain psilocybin, which gets converted into psilocin. These act on serotonin receptors, which may play a role in memory. (Edits coming later)

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Is the split-brain, dual consciousness experiment from Rhawn Joseph valid?
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Joseph's description of his patients fascinated me. The concept of two minds fighting for control isn't a new one to me, but was previously restricted to science fiction and/or horror genres. How ...

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What does the statement mean "50% of happiness is determined by genetics"?
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I think the idea is that genetics regulate neurochemistry and therefore daily mood. For example--it's likely that some people naturally experience more pleasure due to the calibration of their ...

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