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Reward system

Reward system

The brain's reward system is a group of brain regions responsible for reward-related cognition, or in other words, pleasure, motivation, and desire, in addition to associative learning. These regions of the brain are activated whenever there is a reward stimulus, which means there is a release of dopamine.

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Dopamine with video games?

Dopamine with video games?

There are different types of video games, but there's a basic idea: you need to progress through the game to get something rewarding. It's a goal-directed experience.

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Dark Souls and Candy Crush

Dark Souls and Candy Crush

In the first case, the feeling of accomplishment may be greater after struggling for a long period and the pleasure may be associated with an important activation in the reward system. In the second case, the difficulty is lower, but the gratification is more frequent, keeping the reward system activated for longer.

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Hard enough/ rewards enough?

Hard enough/ rewards enough?

What is common is this: when a certain behavior is rewarded, it tends to persist. And this is one of the reasons why you might not like Dark Souls. Due to the level of difficulty, the reward may never be reached

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milenabarbosa

Psychology student. I like philosophy and things that try to explain the human behavior

CURATOR'S NOTE

We often cover its graphics, the story, or the gameplay. A selling adjective often used by those who enjoy games is that it's addictive, but have you ever wondered what are the mechanisms that make our brains enjoy games so much?

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