I sent the book cover for the Tab S6 back, because the shortcuts are stupid. Like I can’t press super+d, I have to press super first, then d. But I’m using a G915 TKL with it, and it doesn’t have that problem. (switching between computer and blueeoth/tablet mode is extremely quick)I don’t quite understand the shift+space issue. As I also type fast, but never noticed pressing both keys at the same time. Maybe it’s also not a practical issue with an external keyboard, as the book cover is just wonky as heck.
other keys:Modafinil, if that doesn’t work.… more Modafinil. (combine with coffee)Stage 8 of The Mind Illuminated. (Prasrabdhi/mental pliancy practice; obviously you’ll have to do stages 1 to 7 first, though)Fully implementing GTD.
Liberally combine all of the above, have fun.
[epsitemic status: mainly paraphrasing what Dr. Barkley is saying in those videos (worth watching!), maybe look deeper into the research for the claims he makes for a better/more precise understanding of the science, but that’s above my paygrade/interests]
No, from my understanding, ADHD is a single trait, that specifically affects those five affected brain regions, predictably leading to specific deficits in executive function. those are:Right Frontal Lobe (Orbital Prefrontal Cortex) Basal Ganglia (Mainly Striatum and Globus Pallidum) Cerebellum (central vermis area, more on right side) Anterior Cingulate Cortex Corpus Callosum (Primary Anterior Splenium)
And ADHD is also shown to be hereditary.So ADHD is best understood as an alternative neurological phenotype, given the prevalence, not an uncommon one.[Barkley doesn’t put it like that, but that part is just semantics]
You can’t spot the difference in an individual, because there’s too much variance in how brains usually look like/different areas are sized, but this “five affected brain regions”-pattern becomes apparent, when they looked at scans of a lot of people having the ADHD diagnosis and people who don’t have it.
You can focus on the “disorder”-part of the word, but whether it gets in your way enough to be diagnosed and called a disorder, strongly depends on your coping skills, your environment and also your goals.For example, if your life is about being an idle rich person, who surfs on the beach and lazes around all day, there’s no need to get you on Ritallin.
But put someone in a school setting or work place where they must pay attention, they’ll have difficulty meeting expectations in a very predictable manner.And also there’s presumably a second disorder called SCT, which is posited as being a second “Execuitve Disorder”-disfunciton, where people are slow and very dreamy.And that can appear with, but also independent of ADHD (and ADHD doesn’t have to include SCT).But also also, people don’t like SCT, because try diagnosing someone’s kid with “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”-disorder without calling them stupid. [ADHD doesn’t have a correlation to IQ, SCT I’m not sure..… also those labels are somewhat controversial and not everyone will use the same methodology, cause psychiatry is a sprawl]
And having ADHD increases risk of having other mental disorders, but this can partly be blamed on failing so hard, because you have ADHD. [a life of constant failure isn’t great for the psyche and all that, but maybe it’s the different neurology too]
EDIT:Also apparently 1⁄3 of ADHD cases happen because of a neuro strep-infection causing an autoimmune reaction that destroys those parts, during pregnancy. If that’s the case, there’s a high likelihood of seizures, too. Those acquired cases seem to also be lumped together. Won’t claim I fully understand, if/why that makes sense.
There is a known physiological cause, though. A 30% smaller brain volume/developmen than appropriate for your age in five distinct brain regions.There’s also consideration of splitting apart SCT and ADHD. And of course, there’s common comorbidities.And personally I believe, ADHD genes are just executing a high-variance strategy. [as being mildly brain-damaged leads to interesting neurological adaptations and tradeoffs]
Agreed, there is no “decision theory/rationality under ADHD coherence constraints”. There should be, though. In a sense, you learn to make it up for yourself, as you go along.11.You can mentally construct chains of necessary actions quickly and get a feeling of pleasurable productivity from doing so. It’s not much trouble to folow the association chains, circle back to the problem and even have a very thorough plan!
However, then executing that plan is boring, so it won’t get done.
12.Extreme variance in motivation during the day; motivation is dependent on stimulant use and hidden, difficult to manage variables like “dopamine availability”.When you don’t have it, you’re also not motivated to deal with it.
13. [your 1, I think]Dazed, low consciousness states where nothing gets done and you mindlessly follow the dopamine gradient. The so called “hyperfocus”. [watching YouTube/playing video games/online chat/commenting on LessWrong...… damnit!]Pretty sure, you could actually see less areas lighting up when neuroimaging.Rejection-sensitivity? Not sure what it has to do with rejection. It’s just that what I find important when I’m properly “with it” will not occur to me. Even if it does, it won’t seem “plausible/meaningful” and be crowded out by stronger associations.
It’s not so much that the utility function changes, but more like your utility function not being loaded, leaving you in a default, feral state. There might be vague awareness of this not being right at times, but there’s no surefire way of fully waking up. Taking more stimulants might help, but can also fuel a more fun, extended “hyperfocus”-episode.
14.Trouble is, you often can make plans just fine, but you might as well not bother, since you won’t be able to know if/when you’re going to be properly “awake” to execute them.
Computer use is absolutelly necessary, but also extremely risky.
Load times of a couple seconds or less are often enough to lead you to do another more engaging thing to do on the computer. Software and webpages satisfice hard for “acceptable speed”, that can easily break your flow and disrupt concentration.
Not that those things are insurmountable. They are just very difficult, because you have to guard and manage your consciousness state from constant memetic threats trying to grab your extension. Internal (earworms, intrusive memories from TV shows, daydreaming, thinking thru random problems) and external (the internet, recommendations).The digital world is actively hostile to an ADHDers coherence and there’s no best practices for guarding against it yet.I’m working on it, though.
Baudel is criticizing Ricardo’s model of “comparative advantage”, which only has two agents, Home and Foreign.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparative_advantage#Ricardian_modelRicardo criticizes “comparative advantage” specifically for being too simple.
Your supposed explanation of it involves inland farmers, salt miners and English merchants connecting the two. This is indeed more complicated than Ricardo and thus seems to address Baudel’s supposed confusion, but it also has nothing to do with Ricardo’s model of “comparative advantage”.
It simply does not make sense to say that there is an “underlying comparative advantage” between the salt miners and the farmers, since they’re not trading with each other, they’re each just trading with the merchant.
The merchant has an “absolute advantage” in “transported salt” over the farmers. The salt miners can’t offer “transported salt”, since they’re in the “salt-mine salt” business.”Salt mine salt” is completely worthless to the farmers, since their farms aren’t where the salt mines are.The English merchant by the act of transport, turns worthless (to the farmers) “salt-mine salt” into valuable “transported salt”.And if the English can force a monopoly over the river, sinking every non-English salt-trader who would turn “salt-mine salt” into “transported salt”, this model also involves coercion.
A mercantilist ruins the potential for “comparative advantage” by slapping on import taxes, which is also coercive.Ricardo assumes a free market, and shows that “comparative advantage” is also specifically the gain only a free market can provide.
Just look how nice Portugal and England are to each other, seamlessly cooperating to maximize wine, cloth and minimize hours spent! Everybody gets richer without any coercion by being nice to each other. It shows that something beautiful would be lost, if England raised import taxes on Portugues wine and how it doesn’t serve English interests. And that Portugal would lose by raising import taxes on English cloth, as well.
That’s why classical economics is part science, part humanitarian philosophy.
Also the wiki article doesn’t mention pareto or pareto-optimal or optimization. So I’m guessing you’re confused what “comparative advantage” means, rather than Baudel.