behavior

  1. bzmazu

    BE UNSHAKEABLE. Don't Be Affected By Events

  2. haidut

    A Piece Of Plastic Can Learn Through Training, Just Like Animals

    The house of cards that is modern "science" continues to crumble, albeit slowly. Several years ago I made a post on the ability of an "inanimate" piece of matter (dough) to learn simple behaviors through repetitive training, akin to the widely publicized "Pavlov dog". The dough study references...
  3. haidut

    Testosterone Does NOT Impair Empathy In Men

    I am sure most readers are quite familiar with the cliche that testosterone (T) is what drives stereotypical "boy behavior" - aggressiveness, carelessness, impulsive behavior, risk taking, cheating, and of course the militaristic attitude characterized by lack of (or reduced) empathy. As I...
  4. haidut

    The Stereotypes About Testosterone (T) Are Likely Wrong

    Just a few days ago, a thread was posted on the forum about a (observational) study implying that high T leads males to cheating. Higher Testosterone Levels Are Associated With Unfaithful Behavior In Men I made another post several months ago suggesting that it is likely cortisol, and in...
  5. haidut

    Wasps Are Capable Of Logic, Recognizing Faces, And Socializing Based On Memories

    Every time I look at the title for this post I can’t help but think – so, how are wasps different from us humans? I think the answer is – not much, if at all. And this is pretty much what the study below argues, adding yet another piece to an already sizeable mountain of evidence showing that...
  6. haidut

    Serotonin Creates Obedient Zombies - The Ultimate Government Wet Dream

    I posted a study recently showing that crabs exposed to very low levels of SSRI drugs (as found even in processed sewage) become reckless, aggressive, homicidal and generally psychotic...
  7. haidut

    Pollution (and Resulting Anxiety) Predicts Violence And Unethical Behavior

    For those of you who have read the book Freakonomics, you probably remember the chapter discussing the drop in violent crime in the US during the late 80s and early 90s. The authors made the claim that neither better law enforcement, nor social programs were responsible for that drop. Rather...
  8. haidut

    SSRI Make Organisms Demented, Violent & Homicidal, Even At Low Doses

    I posted a few studies on the now proven causal link between SSRI use and violent, psychotic behavior. SSRI increase risk of violent crime This new study found that the profoundly negative effect of SSRI on behavior is evident even in crabs, and even when they were exposed to very low...
  9. haidut

    Estrogen Activates Habitual Memory, Progesterone Spatial Memory

    Estrogen seems to have very similar effects to serotonin on memory and behavior (as I posted about serotonin earlier this year). This study was human, so the results are even more relevant. How women navigate depends on their menstrual cycles "...We found that during the ovulatory phase when...
  10. haidut

    Pregnenolone Can Stop Habitual Behavior

    Please don't take this as somehow being a rant against marijuana. It is definitely not. I am much more interested in reversing habit and routine than bashing whatever substance happens to work for people or they just find enjoyable. I posted a few studies on the role of serotonin in the...
  11. haidut

    Propensity For Risky Behavior Determined By Metabolic Rate

    The type of behavior scientists consider risky is usually the exact behavior children and young adults seem so suited for - i.e. willingness to explore and learn even in the face of danger. This is yet another study to show that openness to new experiences, desire to explore novel environments...
  12. haidut

    Low serotonin is key to "perceive, think, act"

    Ray has written about the uselessness of the authoritarian concept of "protocol" as a guide of behavior, thinking and living in general. Ray's motto instead is that the only valid protocol would be something along the lines of "perceive, think, act". This study seems to establish that low...
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