Tag: The Liking System

How does binge-watching TV shows create a dopamine trap?

An Infinite Dopamine Loop


Reading time: 3 minutes
We live in evil times. I’m not talking about the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Putin’s War in Ukraine, the naked authoritarian threat to our democracy, I’m talking about the use of persuasive design to keep us binge-watching TV rather than doing our chores!

Dopamine of Trump Rallies

The Dopamine of Politics: Trump Rallies


Reading Time: 5 minutes
What on earth could compel someone to attend one of Trump’s superspreader events? Why on earth would Trump hold one? Other than the obvious, he’s a narcissist, and they’re all gaslit, there are powerful brain circuits involved in compelling these self-destructive and foolish behaviors.

How does persuasive desgin explain why Fox News is so addicting and perverts the views of our parents?

Persuasive Design or How Fox News Perverted Your Parents


Ever wondered how Fox News does it? Persuasive Design goes a long way to explaining how they keep your parents, friends, and neighbors enthralled. Don’t fear, though. I have divided the post into three successive parts: the Quick Dip, the Shallow Dive, and the Deep Dive. Each is an extension of the last so you can read as much or as little as you like and still get something you can use.

To Save A Path

to write to help

Building The Love Shack

This is the story of building a cottage , the people and the place. Its a reminder of hope and love.

The Honest Courtesan

Frank commentary from a semi-retired call girl

Happiness Between Tails by da-AL

Tales + Tails: Novel Writing + Culture + Compassion

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Surviving Narcissistic Abuse and Improving your Mental Health

Stories I've Never Told...

(...and some I have)

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