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    ('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is)      When a dendritic or axonal pathway is repeatedly used, the electrical potential traveling along it stimulates the production of the MAP-2 protein, which in turn facilitates the myelinization of the dendrite or axon that is the source of the electrical stimulation. This reinforces and quickens transmission speeds in those connections that comprise neural nets associated with specific and recurrent perceptions, and in addition does the same for neural nets associated with repeatedly accessed memories or imaginings. What neural nets are so bootstrappingly reinforced? Those that have emotional limbic driving (such as dangerous, desirable, or other emotion-laden stimuli) which could cause obsessive dwelling upon, the novel, the unusual, the personally survival-significant, etc; in other words, those that, for some reason or another, seem important or significant to us.

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