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Dopamine's key to 'changing beliefs'

Postby Pajarita » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:14 am

This is, of course, a human study but I thought it was very interesting because pet parrots, living not only under unnatural conditions but also incredibly 'unsteady' ones [and by this I not only mean that they are rehomed all the time but also that most people who keep a parrot is simply not very consistent in their routines which is very unnatural to a parrot psyche] that they must 'change their opinion' of things much too often. And they found that it's dopamine that opens the door for the change - dopamine being the 'reward' [aka the 'happy'] hormone and also being the medium for 'reward learning' which is Michael's method of training. ... -242789930
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