- Two ways in which we interact with the world, and why they’re important to understand
- What exactly is dopamine? What are some misunderstandings about it?
- Why “Reward Prediction Error” fuels dopamine production
- Dopamine’s effects in the early stages of dating
- Why Mick Jagger and George Costanza are the same
- Are some people more sensitive to dopamine than others?
- What are some characteristics of people who are especially sensitive to dopamine?
- Desire dopamine vs control dopamine
- How much can you influence/control the flow of dopamine in your system?
- Why taking Adderall when not medically needed is a bad idea
- Does dopamine sensitivity/production change over one’s lifetime?
- The other neurotransmitters that play a role in our lives
- The role of novelty and new experiences in relationships
- Wants vs likes
- Dopamine and addiction
- You are not your dopamine circuits
- Triggers and opposing/avoiding your desire dopamine
- Dopamine best practices — getting the best of it while mitigating downsides
- The value of hobbies
Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast
- Emotion in peripersonal/extrapersonal space
- Don’t Waste Your Twenties
- My podcast with Meg Jay about not wasting your twenties
- Variable Interval Schedule
- My podcast with Adam Alter about the addictive nature of technology
- “The Wells Fargo Wagon”
- 5 Ways to Develop a Healthier Relationship With Your Phone
- The ADHD Explosion
- My 8-Week Microadventure Challenge
- My podcast with Robert Greene all about mastery
- Wants vs likes
- “Men and Porn” AOM series
- Hacking the Habit Loop
- Life is Hard; Get Drunk on This
- 75+ Hobbies for Men
- Winston Churchill on Hobbies
Connect With Daniel and Michael
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