Thanks for your quick and considerate reply.
While I still have many questions concerning your survey and project
I'll save them for later b/c I fully respect your need to "hold'm
close", and I don't want to impact your project in any way that may be
irrelevant and/or potentially damaging.
Looking forward with enthusiasm to hearing the results and your conclusions!
Kevin W Bishop
On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 1:15 PM, Eric Reiss <er_at_fatdux.com> wrote:
> Hi Kevin,
> Actually, brain chemistry, like physical anatomy *is* pretty much the same
> from person to person. And reactions are pretty much the same, too - even
> across cultures. That's why most babies laugh when they're happy and cry
> when they are frightened. These responses tend to change with age due to
> cultural norms or overexposure to certain types of stimuli. But still, if
> you examine the mechanisms of reward chemicals in the limbic system, etc.
> some interesting thoughts come to mind (well they gave me an idea...).
> There's a ton of research out there. Start with Wikipedia for a good
> layman's explanation.
> The problems related to depression aren't so much the treatment as
> determining the cause of the depression. Not surprisingly, specific
> treatment depends on what has been diagnosed. For example, depression caused
> by reduced exposure to sunlight is generally not treated in the same manner
> as depression caused by emotional stress, such as grief. Or there may be
> other triggers, such as those related to postpartum depression.
> Many forms of depression can be solved via psychotherapy and cognitive
> therapy rather than medication - but all treatments ultimately affect brain
> Side-effects of medications are also problematical. As yet, no one has yet
> figured out how to accurately measure serotonin levels in the brain. But
> most research suggests that chemical imbalance is a central factor.
> But I digress...
> I won't pretend to be a physician, but I have a reasonable understanding of
> the basic science involved here. I'm merely exploring a link between a
> well-known scenario in the design world that seems to equate with documented
> chemical response mechanisms in the brain. Wouldn't it be interesting to
> learn that our goofy clients aren't really so goofy, but that they're merely
> responding in a natural way to a given stimulus?
> I am purposely holding my cards close to my chest because there's still a
> survey in the works. There are limits to how far I dare skew certain things.
> But thanks for asking :)
> Eric Reiss
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