Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Reprisal of e=mc²... For Dopamine


This is a reflection of the post Dopamine and Adrenaline are Operational Antitheses, in which I said:



A brain's neural pathways can be considered as pipelines, synapses as gateways along the pipeline, and with there being adjustable gates in the gateways to control information’s flow.

The roles of Dopamine and Adrenaline within this concept are thus:

- Adrenaline / Noradrenaline determines the force with which information is flowing through the pipeline, and higher force equates to higher volume of information. The 'higher volume' is meant as relative to the amount of consideration a particular Anterior Insula normally produces.

Prefrontal Cortex Dopamine-availability determines how open or closed the gates are, and so how much information is being allowed to flow through the gateways, which are the synapses.




As Adrenaline (referring to both Epinephrine & Norepinephrine) establishes the force of informational flow, and that information has a volume that can be measured by Anterior Insula activity and that brain region's own Dopamine level, and as the Prefrontal Cortex brain region's Dopamine-availability provides a person's energy for mental and physical work, then e=mc² must apply in some way between all factors to determine how much Prefrontal Cortex Dopamine is required for a person's mental activity - that is, in a particular measured moment, or as average over a determined period.


I said here that e=mc² is just dumb power-reading, and while there's more to energy than its power value, the hyperbole "dumb" is perhaps misplaced (for now).


Also relevant regarding this are these:

A Dopamine Molecule is a Quantum of Work-Potential
Consideration-Value, and Other Things of Mental Consideration



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