[extropy-chat] Wireheading

Anders Sandberg asa at nada.kth.se
Mon Oct 2 23:21:45 UTC 2006

Alex Ramonsky wrote:
> If I understand you correctly, how do you prevent eventual downgrading
> of dopaminergic receptors? I used to get a tedious anhedonic period
> after a long creative squawk.

Ah, yes, that could be a problem. Hmm, do you think your anhedonia was due
to dopaminergic receptor changes or just regression towards the mean?

I have the feeling that preventing downregulation or upregulation would be
pretty pharmacologically useful, anybody know how well we have learned to
control such functions?

Anders Sandberg,
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University

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