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Posts Tagged ‘reward’

What reward does your brain actually seek?

Dopamine does a lot of things, but you're probably most familiar with it as the chemical your brain uses as a sort-of system of in-game gold coins. You earn the reward for certain behaviors, usually "lizard-brain" type stuff... eating a bowl of pudding, for instance, or finally making out with that cute person you've had your eye on. And, as [...]

Researchers have found that the act of detoxification from alcohol results in damage to the areas of the brain that veto spontaneous desire

Researchers have found that the act of detoxification from alcohol results in damage to the areas of the brain that veto spontaneous desire

Researchers looked at the behaviour and brain activity of alcoholic patients who had recently undergone detoxification, and found that the very act of detoxification from alcohol results in damage to the areas of the brain that veto spontaneous desire - such as the desire to drink. And the really bad news is that repeated detoxifications cause [...]