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The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity―and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race

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In the past, when I was even more naïve as to how the world works than I am today, I'd think this book explained a lot of human nature. Especially with the rise of social media platforms, a lot of time spent mentally wandering is time spent comparing yourself to others who probably have more of what you want (or what you think you want). Leyendo The Molecule of More (libro recomendado por el propio Huberman en uno de los episodios del podcast) he tenido la misma sensación ya que parece imposible que un único neurotransmisor, la dopamina, sea la explicación de tantos y tan dispares comportamientos humanos. The book also looks at the fine line between creativity and madness and both of these are influenced by the hormone molecule that we know is dopamine. An example of this is in a study where people in 2 groups were split and divided into being 1 set offered chocolate cookies that had been baked nearby so the room was full of the aroma of freshly baked food, and others were given radishes.

We have brought into being a world in which buildings scrape the skies, the internet unites communities across the oceans, and 8 billion humans coexist relatively peacefully. Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Nash made fundamental contributions to game theory, differential geometry, and economics, and also lived with schizophrenia (he is portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind based on the book of the same name). At the beginning of a romantic adventure, your brain is busy responding to all the exciting possibilities of a new relationship. They also tend to be more committed to supporting humanity rather than man itself and are much more focused on the bigger picture but conservatives tend to be kinder to friends, more family orientated, dislike change and give larger amounts in regards to charity donations - though this will be more likely to be local causes than worldwide. One of those days I got a message from a young woman on a dating app, and the idea of meeting her for dinner consumed my mind to the point where I wrote nothing at all.I wouldn't give a book full 5 stars whatever interesting, informative and nice it was unless it arms me with a special tool to view the world and this book was definitely one of them. I ask myself in such contexts what influence meditation, mindfulness, and positive psychology might have on the neurochemistry of the brain and, in this case, especially on the essential little helpers that make our emotional spectrum so manifold, wonderful, irresponsible, and prone to lunacy.

Sometimes this can be a scary thing; how many great artists and scientists from history do we know who have had addictions or compulsions they were perpetually unable to overcome? Lieberman and Long lay out the astoundingly wide-ranging effects of dopamine with nimble metaphors and fat-free sentences. De la coperta de care m-am îndrăgostit, modul în care este organizată, dar și informația pe care mi-a oferit-o, este un deliciu. En cualquier caso en estos últimos también hay insights interesantes y son relativamente cortos, así que merece la pena llegar hasta ellos. With dopamine it becomes a pleasure, something that we may describe as happiness, that drives us towards seeking experiences.uma mensagem simples mas profunda, como se a nossa própria humanidade fosse reduzida ao mecanismo de uma simples molécula, somos presos em todas aspectos de nossas vidas, não há escapatória pq a manifestação dela é o que define nossa identidade. Dopamine governs every facet of human life, from addiction and recovery to falling in love to madness and genius. Long pursued undergraduate studies at Murray State University and graduate studies at Vanderbilt University. This explains why people with a certain version of DRD4, the gene that codes for dopamine receptors, tend to be more risk-taking, adventurous, and keen to learn new things. I've been postponing writing reviews only after the second read but was so excited about this one that passed my own rules.

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