Monthly Archives: July 2015

Carbs and Stimulants: The Lifeblood of Civilization

We as humans have designed into our brain hardware a particular kind of subconscious valuation system. Irrespective to the actual state of our nutrient reserves, to whether our bodily architecture is intact or damaged, and to how many calories we have available for use, our cognition performs a calculation behind the scenes, and determines whether to feed our conscious minds a feeling of motivation or boredom, energy or lethargy, ambition or ambivalence. You may have no shortage of food or water, and no case of physical injury or cognitive drain; nevertheless your brain might present to you a sensation of fatigue.

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