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Dec 7, 2023Liked by Alex Dobrenko`

Stay dope ✌🏻

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I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this, but you've been duped by Big Dopamine.

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i dont have a good comment today but i just want you to know that i read this

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my unpublished phd thesis “an eye for an eye makes the whole world double blind” is such a funny joke

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I dunno Alex, this all seems pretty far fetched.

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Well done Alex! I agree, the pleasure chemical is frozen yogurt. I love your graph, I'm quite certain it will be picked up by a peer reviewed journal soon.

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I'm (not) looking through you, @Alex Dobrenko, I see your Beatles' reference and just raised you one. And I posit (posit!) this - what happens to dopamine when you become responsible for keeping another human being alive?

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Dec 7, 2023Liked by Alex Dobrenko`

1. dopamine detox (dd if you will) definitely did help (ddddh) but i used it more as a way to kill time at work, hope thats okay.

2. i am thinking a lot of thoughts about this, i agree yes watch uot for big dopa theyll getcha

3. im a public policy major and social study teacher i dont know what science really is other than the immortal science of marxism

4. i think a great way to start is to do what u did and go cold turkey, but it will be hard so its okay

5. ugh i need to write an essay about nostalgia and neoliberalism and cpaitalism, lo ng story short it not good

6. i dont know i dont really do science like that i fear

7.probably something really crazy, im sure it has something to do with sex

8. im fine, i got my big senior presentation today in like 3 hours which is crazyyyy but then im done iwth my main major and its just teacher ed :D

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🧡 Robert!

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Love it, Alex!

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This article has taken me further below baseline than ever before, thanks Alex 🫡

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Yeah

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Dec 7, 2023Liked by Alex Dobrenko`

If it’s easier, cancel it and I’ll resubscribe

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Love me some Anne Lemke. She makes my dopamine levels surge.

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Dec 7, 2023Liked by Alex Dobrenko`

I've been so not ok this week BECAUSE THE INTERNET, but after reading Science by Alex starring Dr. Dobrenko (TM), I'm actually feeling better! [These are my numbers instead -->]

1. I extra loved the "double blind" joke it felt like a hidden track.

2. Your expression at 1:37 of Dopamine Detox is like my permanent face this week. And was Robert being waterboarded in the background??

3. This reminds me of the whole "I peaked at age XX" thing where not only does it suck getting older, but according to your math here, peak age is the baseline and there's no hope of becoming as good/smart/beautiful as you once were, but then I feel guilty because growing older is the best blessing any one of us could ask for, so then I am grateful for getting older and according to a website: "...expressing gratitude for what's good in life...neural circuitry in our brain (stem) releases dopamine" SO I think I cracked another case for you Dr. D!

4. I'm Hopped up on Dope and delightfully placing my request in your suggestion box to continue to explore all of your notes and questions at this end of this missive. Please and thank you! ~KR

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Dec 8, 2023Liked by Alex Dobrenko`

Random rewards are the best reinforcement of behaviors, scientifically proven decades ago, last century. Random rewards work on dogs, children, adults, potential gamblers, people with a propensity to drug concerns, love seeking, friendships praise at work, and so on. This is true. Your auditions are simply random rewards, minus punishment.

Humans have more than 50 hormones, and more than 100 neurotransmitters. You've reduced everything to one of each.

Billions of people in the world think they're enough. Billions. This alone disproves your thesis.

Nature versus nurture doesn't even get a passing mention. People with chronic inadequacy beliefs can usually find both the correlation and causation on the nurture side of the fence.

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