Dopamine Appeal

Dopamine Dialogues: Sad Confessions of an Unhappy, Unhealthy, Unrepentant Meat Addict

August 5, 2014

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
– Mahatma Gandhi



Why Businesses Spend Billions Manipulating Customers’ Dopamine Flow and Why Customers Don’t Care

by Charles Lyell on July 16, 2014

“It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.” – Voltaire



Does It Matter If Politicians, Like Baboons, Are Literally Addicted to Power?

by Charles Lyell on July 21, 2013

“But too much power – and hence too much dopamine – can disrupt normal cognition and emotion, leading to gross errors of judgment and imperviousness to risk, not to mention huge egocentricity and lack of empathy for others.”
– Ian Robertson



Dopamine Dialogues: Do Scientists Lack Curiosity and Imagination?

July 1, 2013

“I understand your conclusions and I agree that they are not as dopamine appealing as Kim Kardashian’s booty. My question is whether or not they are really dopamine repellent.”



The New York Times Discovers Dopamine

by Charles Lyell on June 11, 2013

“I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is necessary is not to be afraid of making mistakes or of appearing naive.”
– Abraham Maslow



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.



Why Seemingly Nice People Do Silly, Inane, and Not-So-Nice Things

by Charles Lyell on March 26, 2013

The difference between the past and present is that we no longer have centuries, or even decades, for safety/acceptance/esteems addicts to rise above their dopamine ignorance and accept inconvenient but obvious truths simply because they threaten dopamine flow.



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?




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