Re: Antidepressants: Happiness is only a drug?

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Thu Mar 29 2001 - 01:18:21 MST

From: "Anders Sandberg" <>
> It seems that it actually does both, if I remember Pankseep's book
> correctly. Social success signals are apparently transmitted using
> opiate signals, so the effect of opiates is to saturate the system,
> decreasing the drive for seeking more social success.

Fascinating. Thanks.
I wonder if a genetic predisposition to opiate intoxication might reside in
hss brains.

Or perhaps the physics of happiness just naturally gravitate to higher
intelligence, until finally there's NO place LEFT to TURN, so you gotta go
straight (oh shit!) or turn right.

Conservatively speaking...


Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia

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