book behave cover

“Behave” – Robert M. Sapolsky

Dopamine is not about the happiness of reward. It’s about the happiness of the pursuit of reward that has a decent chance of occurring. Page 74 Due to habituation, the value of a reward is always relative. It is relative to previous rewards, alternatives to the reward, and uncertainty of receiving the reward. Thought Application? Anticipation is…

Learning map in form of neurons

How To Learn

Brainstorming: The key to understanding something is to know the what, why, how, where, when of a subject. Fast learners do these connections automatically to some extent. You can artificially improve it by using techniques like mind-mapping. Muscle memory: A lot of topics need muscle memory. If you can know multiplication tables, physics constants, some…

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Buddhist Lesson For Modern Society

The other day I was watching the show The Middle, when the ever wise “Brick” provided some delightful food for thought. Throughout the show, Brick was having a personal dilemma in trying to find happiness like we all do. His source of anxiety was an inability to set worries aside. He was constantly worrying about…