Heliocentrism, an astronomical model, took decades to go from poppycock to common knowledge because it threatened dopamine flow by turning everyone’s world right side up. Neurocentrism, a behavioral model, might take years to gain widespread acceptance because it threatens dopamine flow by turning everyone’s world outside in.
“I never did drugs, because I knew that they were just stupid. I was in shock knowing that I was addicted to DOPAMINE.” – Michael
“The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.” – B. F. Skinner
“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”
- Mark Twain
The Semmelweis reflex is one reason it might take years until the information contained on this site is considered common knowledge.
“What makes you think that human beings are sentient and aware? There’s no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told – and become upset if they are exposed to any different view.” – Michael Crichton
Are you willing to invest ten minutes a day to change your life? Or will you let dopamine convince you that learning about how dopamine manipulates behavior is a waste of time?
“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu