Dopamine Appeal

Dopamine Reviews: The Big Short

by Charles Lyell on February 24, 2015

The Big Short is actually about insanity. More specifically, it’s about the insanity resulting from dopamine-induced addictions to money, power, acceptance, approval, and status.



An Inconvenient Truth About Convenience Addiction

by Charles Lyell on February 6, 2015

The inconvenient truth is convenience has turned out to be so addictive it might be too late to save our species from self-annihilation because we’ve reached a point where just discussing what needs to be done is considered too inconvenient.



Are South Park’s Writers Smarter Than Scientists Or Do They Just Have Bigger Balls?

by Charles Lyell on November 17, 2014

“It’s not fuckin’ rocket science, this stuff.”
– Prince of Temptation



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




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