Please consider the following sentence:
Computers may not really think, but, driven by emotion, hormones, ego, reflex or whatever, neither do we a lot of the time.
I am not sure about the use of the phrase a lot of the time here. Is it different, in terms of meaning and usage, from a lot of times in the following sentences?
A lot of times when someone enters the judicial system, they're trapped there forever.
We know we tried to do something. It helps, and a lot of times it works.