Dopamine 101

Heliocentrism and Neurocentrism

by Charles Lyell on December 9, 2013

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.



Dopamine Dialogues: Advice from a Junk Food, Sex, Porn, Acceptance, Music, and Drug-Disdaining Addict

August 4, 2013

“I never did drugs, because I knew that they were just stupid. I was in shock knowing that I was addicted to DOPAMINE.” – Michael



B.F. Skinner, Dopamine, Superstition, and the Addictive Power of “Maybe”

by Charles Lyell on July 23, 2013

“The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.” – B. F. Skinner



Mark Twain, Dopamine Expert

by Charles Lyell on June 8, 2013

“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

by Charles Lyell on May 3, 2013

The Semmelweis reflex is one reason it might take years until the information contained on this site is considered common knowledge.



Dopamine Zombies: How to Spot Them, How to Deal With Them

by Charles Lyell on February 20, 2013

“A true zombie is nothing more than an unconscious being apathetically and lifelessly lumbering across the planet buying and consuming everything in its path, unsatisfied, unfulfilled, anxious and unstill.”
- Judith Froemming



Keeping a Dopamine Diary Can Make You Happier, Healthier, Wealthier, and Wiser

by Charles Lyell on February 19, 2013

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?



Keeping a Dopamine Diary, Part 2: Dopamine and Expectations

by Charles Lyell on February 18, 2013

“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu




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