456: Dopamine, better sex & the science of long-lasting relationships | Psychiatrist Daniel Lieberman, M.D.
Daniel Lieberman, M.D.: “We've gotten so good at the future that we've lost our ability to be happy and fulfilled in the present.”
Daniel, a psychiatrist and bestselling author, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to better manage your dopamine, plus:
- The relationship between your conscious & unconscious mind (~01:36 )
- Why you can’t control your unconscious mind (~04:19 )
- How the research of unconsciousness has evolved (~06:26 )
- How to have a productive relationship between your conscious & unconscious mind (~08:30 )
- What fairy tales & myths can tell us about the unconscious mind (~10:55 )
- How to find the rationality in mysticism (~13:59 )
- How to interpret a tarot card reading (~16:33 )
- The power of gut feelings (~18:27 )
- The link between anxiety & unconsciousness (~20:49 )
- How dopamine affects your brain (~25:28 )
- Why we’re so terrible at managing dopamine (~27:47 )
- How instant vs. delayed gratification affects your dopamine circuits (~31:48 )
- How porn can be destructive (~34:12 )
- The keys for a long, successful relationship (~37:21 )
- The psychology of a midlife crisis (~42:10 )
- How to manage dopamine more productively (~45:35 )
- The difference between donating time and money (~47:49 )
- How to create a more meaningful life (~51:47 )
Referenced in the episode:
- Daniel's newest book, Spellbound.
- Daniel's previous bestseller, The Molecule Of More.
- Research on how the unconscious mind processes information.
- A study on volunteering time vs. money.
- Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman.
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