“humans evolved very slow body growth to free up energy for our unusually costly brain development. In addition, the finding that the peak in brain energy needs occurs after the age of weaning in most traditional small-scale societies shows that much of the energetic costs of human brain development are not provided by maternal metabolism, but by social provisioning and allocare.”

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Wow, nice work

Video Games Good for Kids…

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“Video games are linked to higher intellectual functioning in children, new research finds. In addition, the more children played video games, the better adjusted they were at school.  The findings come from a study of children aged 6-11.  Researchers found no link between mental health and video game use.  They did find, however, that video game use was linked to better relationship with their peers.”

“Delusions and similar mental problems involve mistaking internally generated information for real things from the outside world; it may be that the rapid and precise switching between past and present that we see in normal brains is impaired in psychiatric disease,”

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“dopamine is involved in the approach—or the craving phase—and orexin-A in the consumption”

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“…the independent circuitry of craving vs. the actual consumption or drug taking…” or self-harming behavior…