Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that motivates us to pursue things we think will be pleasurable. It keeps us feeding at the trough. If the mesolimbic dopamine system is broken, we are not motivated to do anything. Could it be one of the drivers of Pathological Demand Avoidance?
Alek Minassian claimed to be inspired by Elliot Rodgers and part of the Incel Rebellion. Incels apparently think they can force women to have sex with them if they can terrorize them enough? Find out how it all works in this psysplainer!
I’ve been struggling to write something about Autism Awareness Month for a while. It is too wrapped up with grieving my mother and sister. So, here’s a short revelatory self-pitying piece about my messy autistic life.
We can’t seem to erase white supremacy from white culture! Find out how we made white supremacists. Share your ideas about getting rid of this scourge.
In “Out of the Autistic Closet,” I recounted my experiences with autism and opined that it was a disorder of prediction. This article supports that approach.