Monthly Archives: January 2015

Some low-hanging fruit re: neuroscience and personality

Zero time today. Wow, never heard that excuse around here before. :eyeroll: Okay, prerequisite material is here. Let’s hit the obvious stuff and expand later. -Most people show little to no activity in the greater parietal-occipital regions in the center-back … Continue reading

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Full Amud talks to full Mousterian

Some thoughts: -Snowden has an extremely warbly voice. Schneier has more of a pedantic, nasally voice like Wozniak (I think this is probably what I sound like). Further examples of extreme warble are the Cinema Sins guy and the Don’t … Continue reading

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How confidence works

I’ve previously described, ad nauseum, that the basis of neurotypical society is conformity to an enormous complex of little behavioral rules. The people who better perceive these rules and conform most closely to them are promoted to the top. But … Continue reading

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More of the matrix stuff

The really interesting thing about network matrices is they can represent any formal system. More to the point, anything mathematical in nature (systems of equations, computer programs, flowcharts, org charts) can be represented by a list of objects and a … Continue reading

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Why are ADD types also the system builders?

Reading this, it occured to me that I haven’t yet made the connection between ADD and reality focus (vs. interpersonal focus), although it seems elementary to me. Bad Aeoli. Empathic people are much more like Turing machines because their understanding … Continue reading

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Neat idea

I have exactly zero doubt this has already been done. I’m probably cribbing from stuff I’ve learned and then forgot. First, an idea I know is pretty widespread: networks can be represented as binary matrices. If we have three objects … Continue reading

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Neuroscience of personality

Great video, courtesy lurkerf in the NH. Finally got around to listening, but it’s a beast (1:25:26). Food for the occipital, om nom nom. Glad to see the activation threshold thing isn’t just a fever dream of mine. Never occurred … Continue reading

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That’s thal and tard smooshed into one word. This guy explains why. He’s pretty neat. Fairly recently, Cleve ended one of his posts by hypothesizing that “melonheads” must have had a love-hate relationship with the neanderthals. He can only speak … Continue reading

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Plans for to be adult guy

I did a socializing! Bad food, booze, conversation and bowling. That means brain fog today, which means ungood talky talky. On the other hand, I pretty much mastered bowling (8 strikes in 10 throws at the end). Turns out you … Continue reading

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The ignorant charity problem (person A’s perspective)

Speaking of conversations with Mr. Donovan Greene, here’s a bit of game theory based on a common social dilemma which he posed to me. Problem and intuition are his, mathematical development is mine. Person A doesn’t like doing activity X, … Continue reading

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