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Dopamine motto is “much more”

In the beginning, Dopamine was perceived as the "pleasure molecule".

Participants in early researches had pleasure when Dopamine was activated.

Reputation was consolidated through more research on drug addicts, and it was named the reward circuit. 

Later, it was discovered that Dopamine is not an indicator of pleasure but a reaction to unforeseen, possibility, and anticipation. 

The Circuit of Dopamine was made to promote behaviors that lead us to survival and reproduction. 

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Most dopamine neurons signal a reward prediction error; they are activated by more reward than predicted (positive prediction error), remain at baseline activity for fully expected rewards, and show depressed activity with less reward than predicted (negative prediction).

Drugs reroute the dopamine circuit with a more intense stimulation than natural rewards as food or sex.

People who love fine arts and those attracted by science have more in common because Dopamine controls both.

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You are probably very aware that the hard activities bring value to your life, and the others just momentary pleasure, so why do you still gravitate towards them? To understand this, we need to look at a neurotransmitter known as dopamine.

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