What doesn’t kill you….cripples you for life.

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Vid Gamers Brains Are Different

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“…the brains of compulsive video game players are wired differently…hyperconnectivity between several pairs of brain networks…associated with distractibility and poor impulse control.”

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(Head slap) “41% of Americans already think we’re living in the Biblical End Times, and another poll showed that 41% of Americans—and 77% of evangelical Christians—attribute natural disasters to the arrival of the End Times as well.”

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Genetics of Deferred Gratification

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Opting for smaller rewards immediately instead of waiting for bigger payoffs [has] a genetic link to brain pathways that underlie these disorders….genes linked to the brain’s serotonin and kappa opioid receptors—neuronal receptors associated with mood, depression, and addiction—also play a role in whether a person will choose an immediate reward over a larger payoff later. Continue reading

“… certain mathematical questions are `undecidable’ – they are neither true nor false, but are beyond the reach of mathematics. “

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A mathematical problem underlying fundamental questions in particle and quantum physics is provably unsolvable… Continue reading

Real Science and Real Progress – Biomarkers for Mental Illness Better Than Symptoms

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Biomarkers Outperform Symptoms in Parsing Psychosis Subgroups

Three biomarker-based categories, called biotypes, outperformed traditional diagnoses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with psychosis, in sorting psychosis cases into distinct subgroups on the basis of brain biology… Continue reading