Dopamine Games

Chapter 11: An Introduction to Dopamine Games

by Charles Lyell on November 1, 2017

“No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called Games.”
– W. H. Auden

Chapter 12: Dopamine Games – The Great DIMwit Addiction Hustle

by Charles Lyell on November 1, 2017

“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 13: Dopamine Games – What Problems? What Disease? What Pandemic?

by Charles Lyell on November 1, 2017

“Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.”
– Demosthenes

Chapter 14: How Dopamine Games Keep Neuroscientists From Learning About Neurocentrism

by Charles Lyell on November 1, 2017

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”
– William James

Chapter XX: Dopamine Games – Everybody’s Doing It

by Charles Lyell on July 2, 2014

“Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

How Good Guys Can Stop Helping Bad Guys

by Charles Lyell on April 17, 2014

“If I only had three words of advice, they would be, Tell the Truth. If got three more words, I’d add, all the time.” – Randy Pausch

Dopamine Games: Straw Man Arguments

by Charles Lyell on May 14, 2013

Straw Man Arguments is a popular dopamine game that employs an obvious ploy — misrepresenting what was said. The objective is to “win” disputes by questioning, disproving, dismissing, trivializing, mocking, being offended by, and/or objecting to what wasn’t said.

Dopamine Games: Mentalbators, Mentalbating, and Mentalbation

by Charles Lyell on April 2, 2012

Complaining, Scapegoating, Certainty, Gossiping, Denial, and Notice Me! are popular dopamine games that offer invaluable insights into mentalbators and mentalbation.

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