Dopamine 101

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



Dopamine Profile: Why Power/Money/Esteem Addicts Are More Dangerous Than Junkies

by Charles Lyell on January 19, 2013

“Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.”
– Mark Twain



Dopamine Quickies: The Difference Between Dopamine Appeal and Dopamine Repel

by Charles Lyell on December 19, 2012

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust



The Unintended Consequences of Dopamine Appeal and Repel

by Charles Lyell on December 18, 2012

“Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know.”
– Aldous Huxley



The Exorbitant Price of Dopamine-Induced Ignorance! How Much Is It Costing You?

by Charles Lyell on December 2, 2012

“Life itself is only a vision; a dream. Nothing exists, save empty space and you. And you are but a thought.”
– Mark Twain from The Mysterious Stranger




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