Study 1: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2504725/
People with higher (normal) levels were played for suckers in a negotiation game, trusting and took plenty of offers, good and bad. It’s like they were doped happy and were easygoing about the result. People with lower levels (associated in drinking with recklessness, possible violence and increased libido) were strategic, patient and took the good offers (for in-game resources). It suggests an effect on planning and time preference.
Study 2: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/serotonin-levels-affect-the-brain%E2%80%99s-response-to-anger
For the study, healthy volunteers’ serotonin levels were altered by manipulating their diet.
The preppers are right about the psychological implications of mild to moderate starvation. If it doesn’t affect you, it’ll seem unpredictable in those around you. Granny will knife you for a tin of beans. This is the brain’s natural state, modern 21st century fat and happy is bread and circuses.
The research revealed that low brain serotonin made communications between specific brain regions of the emotional limbic system of the brain (a structure called the amygdala) and the frontal lobes weaker compared to those present under normal levels of serotonin. The findings suggest that when serotonin levels are low, it may be more difficult for the prefrontal cortex to control emotional responses to anger that are generated within the amygdala.
Logic switches off. You get roid rage.
Using a personality questionnaire, they also determined which individuals have a natural tendency to behave aggressively. In these individuals, the communications between the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex was even weaker following serotonin depletion.
This might explain what’s happening to the K-types in Europe.
“Although these results came from healthy volunteers, they are also relevant for a broad range of psychiatric disorders in which violence is a common problem. For example, these results may help to explain the brain mechanisms of a psychiatric disorder known as intermittent explosive disorder (IED). Individuals with IED typically show intense, extreme and uncontrollable outbursts of violence which may be triggered by cues of provocation such as a facial expression of anger.
The usual suspects, fat and happy ‘victim groups’ causing trouble, rioting and protesting, are in for quite a shock if they keep pushing it. It makes you happier to commit violence, but a lesser known effect is it alters the memory patterns of PTSD affecting formation and recovery. This is genetic.
…This same gene variant increases the activation of an emotion control center in the brain, the amygdala…..
Feeling emasculated leads to violence: http://psychcentral.com/news/2015/08/26/perception-of-low-masculinity-may-lead-to-violence/91374.html but by all means, continue to scream in the native’s faces.
Why do I link these?
Well, I believe the reason for r/K shifts is the serotonin functioning within the amygdala. If the gut-brain axis can be affected in it by everything from neonatal levels (that can cause SIDS or on the other end, boost learning ability) to child abuse (yep, the stress of it can cause adult health issues via serotonin), then a local effect on the brain is easily understood. This ties into the fact many people are on SSRIs despite recent findings saying that as many as 2/3 of people on antidepressants don’t need them (for depression, which they don’t have). It could be self-medication for seeing the world as it is (depressives have the most realistic perception) and relate to subtle suicide, a pattern of self-destructiveness that ties in well to recent ‘culture’: http://blogs.psychcentral.com/nlp/2015/11/subtle-suicide/ by smoking, drinking, eating too much (and presumably, recklessly sleeping around, risking HIV and cancers).
SSRIs can be given as treatment for self-proclaimed ‘anxiety’ (many feminists are on them) but take a look at the symptoms of too much;
Yeah, the anxiety drugs might be giving them the symptoms OF anxiety.
P.S. ‘Social anxiety’ aka being a pussy and refusing to learn the rules, is related to high serotonin: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/07/02/social-anxiety-disorder.aspx
At best, antidepressants are comparable to placebos. At worst they can cause devastating side effects, including deterioration into more serious mental illness, and suicidal or homicidal tendencies.
I love how flippantly they write this. Sure, hand them out like candy.
Virtually all of the school and mass shooters, for example, have been on antidepressants. Antidepressants are also prescribed to pregnant women, which can have serious repercussions for the child.
Those with social anxiety? They’re too comfortable.
Previous studies have revealed that increased nerve activity in the amygdala is part of the underlying mechanism that produces anxiety. Basically, those with social phobia have an over-active fear center. These new findings provide additional information, suggesting increased serotonin production in the brain may be part of this mechanism.
*swears in your general direction*
…Pussies. They’re anxious about unimportant, regular stimuli (contrary to Study 1). Rejection is a fact of life. Yes, you will be awkward, sometimes. Get over it.
Also, feminists with this need to lay off the sweets and carbs.
Dramatically decrease your consumption of processed foods, sugar (particularly fructose), grains, and GMOs…….
Back to depression.
Most people have heard of the “chemical imbalance” theory, which states that depression and anxiety disorders are due to low serotonin levels. Most believe this theory to be true. But the theory was just that—a theory. It sounds scientific, but there was actually no hard evidence behind it.
At that time, they concluded there was no evidence that there is anything wrong in the serotonergic system of depressed patients.
K-types – if you hate the world, you’re right. It sucks to be young in this era.