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The Molecule Of More (eBook)

How A Single Chemical In Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, And Creativityand Will Determine The Fate Of The Human Race

de Michael E. Long e Md Daniel Z. Lieberman 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: BenBella Books, Inc.
Edição ou reimpressão: agosto de 2018
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Why are we obsessed with the things we want and bored when we get them? 

Why is addiction “perfectly logical” to an addict? 

Why does love change so quickly from passion to disinterest? 

Why are some people diehard liberals and others hardcore conservatives? 

Why are we always hopeful for solutions even in the darkest timesand so good at figuring them out? 

The answer is found in a single chemical in your brain:dopamine. Dopamine ensured the survival of early man. Thousands of years later, it is the source of our most basic behaviors and cultural ideas—and progress itself. 

Dopamine is the chemical of desire that always asks for more—more stuff, more stimulation, and more surprises. In pursuit of these things, it is undeterred by emotion, fear, or morality. Dopamine is the source of our every urge, that little bit of biology that makes an ambitious business professional sacrifice everything in pursuit of success, or that drives a satisfied spouse to risk it all for the thrill of someone new. Simply put, it is why we seek and succeed; it is why we discover and prosper. Yet, at the same time, it’s why we gamble and squander. 

From dopamine’s point of view, it’s not thehavingthat matters. It’s getting something—anything—that’s new. From this understanding—the difference between possessing something versus anticipating it—we can understandin a revolutionary new way why we behave as  we do in love, business, addiction, politics, religion – and we can even predict those behaviors in ourselves and others. 

InThe Molecule of More:How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity—and will Determine the Fate of the Human Race, George Washington University professor and psychiatrist Daniel Z. Lieberman, MD, and Georgetown University lecturer Michael E. Long present a potentially life-changing proposal: Much of human life has an unconsidered component that explains an array of behaviors previously thought to be unrelated, including why winners cheat, why geniuses often suffer with mental illness, why nearly all diets fail, and why the brains of liberals and conservatives reallyaredifferent.

The Molecule Of More
How A Single Chemical In Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, And Creativityand Will Determine The Fate Of The Human Race
de Michael E. Long e Md Daniel Z. Lieberman 
ISBN: 9781946885296 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: Editor: BenBella Books, Inc. Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Ciências Soc. e Humanas  >  Psicologia

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