[ExI] How to build a happier brain
possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 29 20:54:42 UTC 2013
Anders, could you share with us, the story (or perhaps brief scenario is a
better term, I only vaguely remember it) you wrote, about the genetically
engineered "Smiley's" who were an inspiration to the rest of humanity?
John : )
On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 9:58 AM, Kelly Anderson <kellycoinguy at gmail.com>wrote:
> 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
> 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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