The reward system in our brain exists to ensure we seek out what we need. If eating nutritious food or being smiled at pleases us, we try to secure more of these stimuli. However, seeking pleasure can also result in people becoming addicted, indebted or overweight.
The latest research suggests it's not far-fetched at all - especially when you consider all the societal and cultural factors that make today's games so attractive. Credit... Concept by Pablo Delcan. Photo illustration by Justin Metz. Charlie Bracke can't remember a time when he wasn't into video games.
David Binanay started playing the violin when he was five. By age twelve, he performed at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City and, soon after, at the White House. In 2006, fresh off graduation from Villanova University, Binanay was positioned perfectly to build his life around music.