[extropy-chat] The Bible Belt Paradox

Natasha Vita-More natasha at natasha.cc
Mon Jan 15 20:53:34 UTC 2007

At 02:17 PM 1/15/2007, PJ wrote:

>So maybe the question is, why are some people more fearful than 
>others?  Why are some people wired with over-active amygdalas and other's 
>aren't?  Now that's a cognitive enhancement we could use right now.

What we need is a big magnifying glass to get in there and dig around a bit.

"The next step, Canli said, is to try to find out why the amygdala lights 
up more in some people than others. "No one knows," he said. "Imaging is a 
fantastic tool to discover these relationships and to localize them in the 
brain in the context of the specific tasks that people do. But to explain 
the biology underlying these phenomena, we will have to go to lower levels 
of analysis, particularly molecular biology."  (Lisa Trei, Stanford)


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circle and everything outside the circle, then that is an open system 
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