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I have an academic background in mathematics, statistics, finance, and economics. I have a general interest in and deep knowledge of molecular neuropharmacology as well, primarily in relation to neuropsych disorders and basically anything remotely related to monoamine neurotransmission (signal transduction in associated pathways, neural pathway interactions, and pharmacodynamics/pharmacogenomics of relevant drugs).
I generally only edit articles on neurology, psychology, pharmacology, cell signaling, or medical topics. Outside the mainspace, I spend a fair amount of time gnoming WP's backpages and continuously donate my 2¢ to WT:MED since I'm generous like that.

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Articles that I am currently focusing on for GA and FA:
Main focus:

Side projects:

Tentative unprioritized future editing plans
WP:MCB articles
Intent WP:NEURO and miscellaneous
Adderall Featured article Neurobiological effects of physical exercise Featured article
Methamphetamine Featured article Tail of the ventral tegmental area
ADHD Featured article Eisbrecher
Substituted amphetamine Featured list
Trace amine
My contributions to Wikipedia
  1. Amphetamine - (Page statistics) (Also: Adderall and dextroamphetamine mostly through transclusions)
  2. Methamphetamine - (Page statistics)
  3. Euphoria - (Page statistics)
  4. Neurobiological effects of physical exercise - in progress (Page statistics)
  • Examples of images I've drawn and wiki-annotated
  1. {{Psychostimulant addiction}}File:ΔFosB.svg
  2. {{Amphetamine pharmacodynamics}}Valued image within the scope "Category:Amphetamine, pharmacodynamics"Quality imageFile:TAAR1 Dopamine.svg
  3. {{Amphetamine pharmacokinetics}} – File:Amph Pathway.png
  4. {{Phenylalanine biosynthesis}} – File:Catecholamine and trace amine biosynthesis.png
  • The image annotation template that I coded for overlaying wikitext:
{{Annotated image 4}}
  • Lastly, the most ridiculous article that I've come come across so far:
Toilet paper orientation
The result of

For myself[edit]

Mechanisms of transgenerational inheritance of addictive-like behaviors

Cross-wiki links to myself:

Short-term prioritized work list:

  1. Finish Neurobiological effects of physical exercise for GA review
  2. Create D2–TAAR1 receptor heteromer and D2–D4 dopamine receptor heteromer (relevant to DRD4–7R). Use Talk:Dopamine_receptor#DRD.23_heteromers.2C_TrkB_transactivation.2C_protein-protein_interactions and mirror the page layout from D1–D2 dopamine receptor heteromer
  3. Follow up on Talk:Substance dependence#Merge discussion

Preformatted templates[edit]

Pharmacology articles
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Preformatted template for MN text

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Useful links[edit]

Useful page/syntax references[edit]

  • Redirect templates:
    • For redirects that result from a merge, use: {{tpr|target article name|merge=yes}} (Template:Talk page of redirect shortcut)
    • Category parameters for {{Redr}} are listed in the navbox below:
Project-space links
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Amusing pages

Miscellaneous links and article content[edit]

Editor tools
  1. Pageviews tool
  2. Wikichecker
  3. Edit history statistics
  4. Find images (semi-crappy tool)
  5. Article contributor ranking
Other content

WP health info - leading source

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of immunomodulation in the brain through environmental enrichment

Cognitive control deteriorates (poorer reasoning and problem solving, forgetting things, and impaired ability to exercise discipline and self-control)[1] as a result of:

  • excessive stress[1]
  • sadness/depression[1]
  • social isolation/loneliness[1]
  • poor health[1]
  • lack of physical exercise/fitness[1]

Impaired cognitive control can produce symptoms of ADHD in adults who did not have the disorder as a child.[1]

Cognitive control can be improved[1] through frequent and repeated:

  • aerobic exercise[1]
  • performance of (difficult) executive function training tasks[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Diamond A (2013). "Executive functions". Annu Rev Psychol 64: 135–168. doi:10.1146/annurev-psych-113011-143750. PMC 4084861. PMID 23020641. Core EFs are inhibition [response inhibition (self-control—resisting temptations and resisting acting impulsively) and interference control (selective attention and cognitive inhibition)], working memory, and cognitive flexibility (including creatively thinking “outside the box,” seeing anything from different perspectives, and quickly and flexibly adapting to changed circumstances). ... EFs and prefrontal cortex are the first to suffer, and suffer disproportionately, if something is not right in your life. They suffer first, and most, if you are stressed (Arnsten 1998, Liston et al. 2009, Oaten & Cheng 2005), sad (Hirt et al. 2008, von Hecker & Meiser 2005), lonely (Baumeister et al. 2002, Cacioppo & Patrick 2008, Campbell et al. 2006, Tun et al. 2012), sleep deprived (Barnes et al. 2012, Huang et al. 2007), or not physically fit (Best 2010, Chaddock et al. 2011, Hillman et al. 2008). Any of these can cause you to appear to have a disorder of EFs, such as ADHD, when you do not. You can see the deleterious effects of stress, sadness, loneliness, and lack of physical health or fitness at the physiological and neuroanatomical level in prefrontal cortex and at the behavioral level in worse EFs (poorer reasoning and problem solving, forgetting things, and impaired ability to exercise discipline and self-control). ...
    EFs can be improved (Diamond & Lee 2011, Klingberg 2010). ... At any age across the life cycle EFs can be improved, including in the elderly and in infants. There has been much work with excellent results on improving EFs in the elderly by improving physical fitness (Erickson & Kramer 2009, Voss et al. 2011) ... Inhibitory control (one of the core EFs) involves being able to control one’s attention, behavior, thoughts, and/or emotions to override a strong internal predisposition or external lure, and instead do what’s more appropriate or needed. Without inhibitory control we would be at the mercy of impulses, old habits of thought or action (conditioned responses), and/or stimuli in the environment that pull us this way or that. Thus, inhibitory control makes it possible for us to change and for us to choose how we react and how we behave rather than being unthinking creatures of habit. It doesn’t make it easy. Indeed, we usually are creatures of habit and our behavior is under the control of environmental stimuli far more than we usually realize, but having the ability to exercise inhibitory control creates the possibility of change and choice.