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Has dopamine got us hooked on tech?

Has dopamine got us hooked on tech?

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Dopamine: The Brain Chemical Of Desire

  • Discovered in 1957, Dopamine is one of 20 major neurotransmitters, brain chemicals that communicate between nerves and cells.
  • In the 50s the chemical was associated with physical movement, which changed 30 years later when new experiments proved it to be associated with me...

Companies, advertising agencies and tech giants slowly realized the power of dopamine.

Tech companies which already rely on persuasion lapped up this ‘sex, drugs and rock’n’roll’ molecule, essentially hacking the human mind after learning about its basic vulnerability, us...

If a reward is provided on a regular basis, the brain takes the same as a given, but if the same reward is irregular, the brain is primed to check again and again about the same. This is the same technique that is used in slot machines at gambling casinos.

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With instant gratification and digital media taking heck over us, it's high time we realize that we should control our senses rather some tech gadget controlling it making our lives vulnerable

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