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Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Phreaking Spectrum

How do you react to a heartbreaking, disturbing, disquieting, challenging, threatening, or inflammatory situation? It occurs to me that there is a spectrum of possible responses. Can you identify where you lie along this axis when confronting a difficult or troubling situation?

Phight, Phlight, Phreeze, Phuss, Phlame,
Phume
, Phry, Phumigate, Phoam, Phloat,
Phocus, Phunction, Phaze, Phoenix Pheather

Do you know which neuropeptides — which 'Molecules of Emotion' — are implicated in each response? What are the roles of Cortisol, Adrenalin, Bombesin, Gastrin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, Endorphins, and Erasin in the various responses along the Phreaking Spectrum?

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