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The Dopamine Project Is Looking For One Smart, Aware, Courageous Billionaire

by Charles Lyell on June 2, 2016

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot


You Can’t Buy Dopamine But You Can Buy Shoes

by Charles Lyell on May 19, 2016

“I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I’m a big shoe girl.” – Amy Adams


Junk Science and the Marijuana Disinformation Machine

by Charles Lyell on April 23, 2016

Reaching their disingenuous conclusions was as easy as pretending they were advancing science by comparing the brain scans of “11 adults between the ages of 21 and 40 who were severely dependent on cannabis and 12 matched healthy controls.”


An Open Letter to Dr. Nora Volkow, National Institute on Drug Abuse Director

March 4, 2016

Consider this an intervention. As you know, there’s no room for gentility when trying to convince an addict to work past the lack of free will facilitating the denial of addictions.


Dopamine Dialogues: Dopamine & Golf

February 13, 2016

Dopamine doesn’t only explain normal, healthy, life-sustaining behavior, it helps explain abnormal, unhealthy, and illogical behavior.


Dopamine Dialogues: Dear Whoeveryouare

December 27, 2015

Dear Friend,

I normally ask permission before incorporating correspondence into Dopamine Dialogue posts. Since you went to great lengths to keep me from finding out who you are, I hope you don’t mind a public response to your Email.


Dopamine for DIMwits: Introducton

by Charles Lyell on August 23, 2015

After years of failing to explain the phenomenon I decided to regroup, reorganize, rewrite, recycle, and switch gears to a semi-humorous approach to introduce anyone interested in learning about dopamine-induced madness (DIM).


Dopamine Profile: What Makes Donald Run? Dopamine-Induced Madness

by Charles Lyell on August 23, 2015

The Donald is driven by the same brain disorder that drove his older brother, Fred Jr., to drink himself to death at the age of 42.



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