Dopamine Diary

A Confederacy of Addicts

by Charles Lyell on February 18, 2015

To protect themselves from honesty, and the unconsciousness required to continue indulging addictions, confederates play a flimsy but effective dopamine game called I’ll Let You Deny Your Addictions If You Let Me Deny Mine.



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.



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



Keeping a Dopamine Diary, Part 3: Wrestling With Dopamine Ignorance

by Charles Lyell on February 17, 2013

“Every man is a diary in which he writes one story while intending to write another. His humblest moment is when he compares the two.”
– Hugh B. Brown




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