[ExI] How to build a happier brain

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Tue Oct 29 16:58:57 UTC 2013

On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 9:34 AM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 6:32 PM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:
>  > I would love to know how to manipulate the mood setpoint of the brain.
> When my mood gets gloomy I think that individuals having full access to
> their mood setpoints could be the explanation for the Fermi Paradox.
> Einstein must have felt great on the day he discovered General Relativity,
> but it took him 10 years and was such hard work that he lost 40 pounds and
> it nearly killed him. How much easier it would have been if he could have
> gotten that exact same feeling of pride of accomplishment and awe at the
> profound beauty of the universe by just sitting on his ass and turning a
> knob.

It would be interesting though to have seen whether Einstein accomplished
more on days that he felt happy during that period. I know that I have
super productive days, and super non-productive days. I wish I could figure
out better what leads to the more productive days.

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