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Ur Doin It Wrong (applied neuroscience)
Ur Doin It Wrong (applied neuroscience)
Ur Doin It Wrong (applied neuroscience)
Ur Doin It Wrong (applied neuroscience)
Ur Doin It Wrong (applied neuroscience)
Ur Doin It Wrong (applied neuroscience)
Ur Doin It Wrong (applied neuroscience)
Ur Doin It Wrong (applied neuroscience)
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Ur Doin It Wrong (applied neuroscience)

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  • 1. UR DOIN IT WRONG (or: quit hacking, go outside and play, and take a nap.) file under neurophilosophy by Naomi Theora Most          @nthmost July 16, 2009
  • 2. Neurons: Longer Harder Faster MOAR
    • Long-Term Potentiation : the potential of neurons to store memory and skill-related information on a long-term basis, and the metric of the efficacy of that connection.
    • Number of Synapses: the denser your network, the more varied things you can think.
    • Exercise results in Neurogenesis via Human Growth Factor (IGF-1)
    • http://jap.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/99/6/2312  - Journal of Applied Physiology
    • Llorens-Martín M ,  Torres-Alemán I ,  Trejo JL .  Reviews: Mechanisms Mediating Brain Plasticity: IGF1 and Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis . The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry. 2009 Apr;15(2):134-48.
  • 3. You Need to Go Lay Down
    • Naps versus Coffee for productivity: Naps win.
    • * Dr. Sara Mednick (UCSD sleep researcher) advocates 30-minute naps in place of coffee.
    • * MOST ppl are sleep-deprived -> increase in depression
    • * You can sculpt your naps to optimize brain wave cultivation - correspondance w/ various modalities (creativity, memory, etc)
    • http://www.saramednick.com/
    • If it takes you 10 minutes to brew or buy coffee and another 5 to 10 minutes to drink it, you may as well have just taken a 30 minute nap.
  • 4. You Are What You Think
    • ...and you THINK what you ARE.
    • * Mood affects what are you able to perceive.
    • Schmitz, T.  et al  (2009). Opposing Influences of Affective State  Valence on Visual Cortical Encoding. J. Neurosci.  29 : 7199-7207. DOI:  10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5387-08.2009 . 
    • * How you perceive others influences your sense of touch.
    • Serino, A.,  et al  (2009). I Feel what You Feel if You Are Similar to Me.  PLoS One  4 (3) DOI:  10.1371/journal.pone.0004930 .
  • 5. Think Absolutely Nothing of It
    • * Meditation reduces stress (measurable by cortisol levels in blood) - work of Dr. Ramachandran
    • * "Stress damages virtually every kind of cognition that exists." --  Dr. John Medina, developmental molecular biologist
    • Read Brain Rules (website http://brainrules.net)
  • 6. You Can't Think Harder.
  • 7. Subversive Activities
    • Take breaks to stare into space and think absolutely nothing
    • Take Naps
    • Notice Stuff
    • Don't Drive 9 to 5
    • Refuse to sit still
    • DESIGN your time
    • ...and of course, reject reductionist mind-body dualism.
  • 8.  
  • 9. "inoculating against stupid" NAOMI THEORA MOST is @nthmost on Twitter

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