Evolution

Dopamine Reviews: The Wolf of Wall Street

by Charles Lyell on March 1, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street is a film about out-of-control drug addicts lying, cheating, bribing, wasting, stealing obscene amounts of money, spreading STDs, and wreaking a whole lotta havoc TO SCORE DOPAMINE SQUIRTS IN THEIR BRAINS.



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 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



Dopamine Awareness and Self-Actualization, Rethinking Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

by Charles Lyell on August 8, 2012

“Every baby has possibilities for self-actualization but most get it knocked out of them. I think of the self-actualizing man not as an ordinary man with something added but rather as the ordinary man with nothing taken away.” – Abraham Maslow



Rudolph the Brown-Nose Hominid: Were Homo Sapiens Bred to Be Submissive?

by Charles Lyell on July 10, 2012

“To see what is in front of one’s nose requires a constant struggle.” – George Orwell



Chimpanzees and Today’s GOP: The Power of Rank Inferiority

by Charles Lyell on June 3, 2012

“There is no distinctly native American criminal class save Congress.” - Mark Twain



Dopamine: The “Learning Drug” That Teaches College Grads How to Be Stooges

by Charles Lyell on February 22, 2012

For animals, dopamine is a healthy means to biological ends = survival and reproduction. For people, scoring dopamine is a bioillogical dead-end unto itself.



The Dopamine Matrix: Where Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

by Charles Lyell on December 17, 2011

Imagine a sci-fi flick where the human race is on the verge of collapse. The situation is so dire that the world’s greatest minds are brought together for a month-long conference. After much rancor and […]




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