Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Amygdala

Science Daily: Brain Location for Fear of Losing Money Pinpointed -- The Amygdala.

"A fully-functioning amygdala appears to make us more cautious," explains Ralph Adolphs, the Bren Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience. "We already know that the amygdala is involved in processing fear, and it also appears to make us 'afraid' to risk losing money."

"It may be that the amygdala controls a very general biological mechanism for inhibiting risky behaviour when outcomes are potentially negative, such as the monetary loss aversion which shapes our everyday financial decisions," comments Dr De Martino, a visiting researcher from UCL (University College London).


KV said...

WTF! Two posts without references to ancients, hot rock thowers, wimps wanting to steal fair maidens, and even the nambi-pambi plasma!

I bet the nest post will be that ancients knew of amygdala and intimidation (The Art of War?).

Now if you only lose your illusion box, and write something oiriginal demonstrating you have a brain that is more capable than cutting and pasting.

OilIsMastery said...


You obviously didn't read the Mike Tyson quote.

"The past is a glorious moment. Isn't it? The past." -- Michael J. Tyson, philosopher pugilist, 2007

Boxing has ancient origins.

"... Eratosthenes says, as Favorinus quotes him, in the eighth book of his Universal History, that this philosopher, of whom we are speaking [Pythagoras], was the first [Greek] man who ever practised boxing in a scientific manner, in the forty-eighth Olympiad...." -- Diogenes Laertius, historian, 3rd century

KV said...


Pl. stay away from your illusion box!

The past is glorious for the victors, not those who got fried, fumed, watered down, or thrown in the ovens.

Every mamal engages in warfare to do the stuff written up in Kamasutra.

You would be better off reading the art of war, then Mike Tyson, unless you have unfulfilled emotional needs to be a bully.

KV said...


You quoted Tyson - "...I got a imam, I got a rabbi, I got a priest, I got a reverend ..."

Did any of them stop him from biting off an ear?

Look at all the ancients you have! Where they would lead you to bite off what?

Alexander Maccabee said...

I have the full audio reading "The Art of War" in my cellphone. I never get stranded.

I've also got Gibson's, "Neuromancer", from the BBC.

My cellie is happening.