• What are the best effective altruism infographics?
  • Is there room for an effective altruists to dedicate their working lives simply to making friends with lots of non-effective altruist people, particularly influential people, promoting altruism and rationality in them?
  • The Wikipedia article on meta-learning) in neuroscience is very interesting. It proposes that dopamine is responsible for action reinforcement, seotonin on discounting expected values, norephinephrine on stochastic action selection (temporal discounting?) and acetylcholine as mediating between memory storage and renewal. This highly computational and rather simple model of cognition is very interesting and roughly corresponds to experimental work I'm aware of. However, the referencing in the article is woeful. Any experts wanna weigh in on the content?

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by [anonymous] 1 min read27th Dec 2015145 comments


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