Dopamine, ADHD, and Signal to Noise Ratio

Dopamine bumps the signal to noise ratio in the brain, increasing pattern recognition, even for things that may not be there, as in paranoid schizophrenia. Dopamine deficit lower the signal to noise ratio, making the signal difficult to distinguish from the background noise, and patterns harder to detect. With ADHD’s dopamine deficit, following one conversation or train of thought can prove tricky because all conversations or thoughts sound equally loud, making it hard to pick out a continuous stream, instead picking up bits and pieces from several different streams of conversation or thought. … More Dopamine, ADHD, and Signal to Noise Ratio

The Meaning of Imaginary Time: Creativity’s Dialog with Timelessness

Before exploring some mathematicians’ more creative explorations of the of the role of imaginary numbers such as Lewis Carroll, a.k.a Charles Dodgson’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and Wolfgang Pauli’s account of active imagination, entitled “Piano Lesson,” let’s take a look at the role imaginary numbers play mathematically. … More The Meaning of Imaginary Time: Creativity’s Dialog with Timelessness