Self-deception

Chapter 9: Dopamine Games – The Great DIMwit Addiction Hustle

by Charles Lyell on August 10, 2015

“We can do much to reduce the shame and the stigma of drug addiction, once medical professionals, and we as a society, understand that addiction is not just ‘a disease of the brain,’ but one in which the circuits that enable us to exert free will no longer function as they should.”
– Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse



Chapter 10: Is Sex Addiction THE Biggest Threat to DIMwit Survival?

August 8, 2015

If our species does self-destruct, it won’t be because of addictions. It will be because of the dishonesty caused by additions.



Chapter 11: Why Businesses Spend Billions Manipulating Customers’ Dopamine Flow and Why DIMwits Don’t Care

August 6, 2015

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



Chapter 15: The Rise and Fall of Homo Addictus

June 18, 2015

“New opinions often appear first as jokes and fancies, then as blasphemies and treason, then as questions open to discussion, and finally as established truths.” – George Bernard Shaw



Dopamine Profile: Is Harvard’s Howard Shaffer This Century’s Cardinal Bellarmine?

by Charles Lyell on May 18, 2015

“There are horrible people who, instead of solving a problem, tangle it up and make it harder to solve for anyone who wants to deal with it. Whoever does not know how to hit the nail on the head should be asked not to hit it at all.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche



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.



Lyin’ Brian Williams Gets Skewered By FOX News Hypocrites, Phonies, and Frauds

by Charles Lyell on February 7, 2015

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



Dopamine Reviews: Think Like A Freak (cont)

by Charles Lyell on January 13, 2015

In a previous post I expressed my appreciation for Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner’s “Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain.” This time around I’d like to address a few reservations.




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