^ now that I’m back at my computer, I go from the ‘gross overview’ straight to the depths. It’s how I usually learn stuff. [sometimes I go from inside to out, but I find having a far-off overview to be helpful in keeping things in context.

^ now that I’m back at my computer, I go from the ‘gross overview’ straight to the depths. It’s how I usually learn stuff. [sometimes I go from inside to out, but I find having a far-off overview to be helpful in keeping things in context.

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From this point, if my interest remains (which I think it will), I’ll go from the organs to the mathematics of it. From the mathematics, I’d probably zoom back up and see how the Adrenal glands interact with other organs of the body. After that, I dunno. Maybe a nutritionist point of view? I have a process but I usually just go through it. I don’t usually think about what I’m doing while I’m doing it

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Oh I agree! I’m just really ignorant about the peripheral nervous system. For example, I always think of adrenaline from a brain point of view. I know more or less how the chemicals squirt around in there, what parts they affect and such. But so much focus on the central nervous system over time, I entirely forgot about something so basic as *where* the hormones are actually _made_ and how.

So, a big hole in my knowledge that I need to fill.

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It’s easy to get deluded into believing that we’re just “brains in vats” when really, we’re not. We’re complex systems engaged in complex systems.

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