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An amateur iPhone developer and sleep researcher, engineer by education.


Dec
24
comment Physiological indicators of happiness and well being
Check out Wikipedia Article on serotonin. There are multiple serotonin receptors in the human brain, and mutations of those receptors are related to depression and suicide. As such, serotonin levels aren't really a metric of happiness. I would look at long term behavior as an indicator of happiness or depression
Dec
21
asked Are serotonin levels in humans affected by light?
Dec
19
asked Is there a normal human melatonin concentration to light level curve?
Dec
14
asked What light intensity starts melatonin release in humans?
Nov
25
revised Do humans have chemosensors for nutrients or chemicals?
edited tags
Nov
25
comment Do humans have chemosensors for nutrients or chemicals?
I'm interested in digestion - are there any chemicals or chemical imbalances that can be detected in food?
Nov
25
comment Is territoriality only the domain of the male of a species?
From personal observation: house sparrows "stake a claim" at a bird feeder, and both males and females chase away competitors
Nov
25
asked Do humans have chemosensors for nutrients or chemicals?
Nov
22
accepted How do neurons form new connections in brain plasticity?
Nov
22
accepted What mechanisms tell temperate trees when to drop leaves?
Nov
22
asked How do neurons form new connections in brain plasticity?
Nov
19
answered How is human biological clock modelled in modern science?
Nov
19
comment Is there such thing as “half-life” of dopamine?
If I understand correctly, the DAT cleans up extracellular and bound DA, and deposits it back within the neuron. As less and less extracellular DA is available, there's a higher chance that bound DA will be recovered. Is this correct?
Nov
19
accepted Is there such thing as “half-life” of dopamine?
Nov
19
revised What triggers creative thought in humans?
Clarified the question based on comments
Nov
19
comment What triggers creative thought in humans?
Cretivity, innovation or ideation. What makes the brain think creative thoughts?
Nov
18
comment Is there such thing as “half-life” of dopamine?
If I'm reading this correctly, then Dopamine is randomly extracted from receptors, right?
Nov
18
comment Is there such thing as “half-life” of dopamine?
Interesting. Does this mean that upon release, dopamine has 200ms to either bind to a receptor or be reabsorbed?
Nov
18
revised Is there such thing as “half-life” of dopamine?
Clarified the question to apply to active dopamine
Nov
18
accepted Do effects of caffeine on human body change with habitual use?