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'Cupcakes are as addictive as cocaine,' and Other Worthless Comparisons [Debunkery]

3 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Over on Mind Hacks, Vaughan Bell has put together a great little post that calls attention to just how worthless, misleading and inaccurate the catch phrase "as addictive as cocaine" has become in the popular press. More »
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Bloggers behind the blogs: Vaughan Bell

Academics / Psychology : BPS Research (4 years ago)

This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with some of the world's leading psychology and neuroscience bloggers. Next up, Vaughan Bell of Mind Hacks. How did you become a psychology blogger? Tom Stafford and Matt Webb wrote an... Read Post

As addictive as cupcakes

Academics / Neuroscience : Mind Hacks (3 years ago)

If I read the phrase “as addictive as cocaine” one more time I’m going to hit the bottle. Anything that is either overused, pleasurable or has become vaguely associated with the dopamine system is compared to cocaine. In fact, here ... Read Post

Cupcakes Are The New Cocaine

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (3 years ago)

Vaughan Bell vents: Anything that is either overused, pleasurable or has become vaguely associated with the dopamine system is compared to cocaine. In fact, here is a list of things claimed to be as addictive as the illegal nose pow... Read Post


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