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My dopamine rush

The limbic system in the brain is generally recognized as the system that regulates emotion.  Contrary to late 19th and early 20th century theories of emotion perception and regulation, current thoughts of emotion processing include the notion that diverse emotions are unlikely to be governed by a single system of the brain.  215 more words

The Importance of Touch

When was the last time you were involved in a hug or a handshake?  How often will you give a guiding hand, pat on the shoulder or a warm embrace to another?   567 more words


Parkinson Alliance Unity Walk in NYC raises awareness and funds for Parkinson's Disease

This Saturday, The Parkinson Alliance will be hosting its annual fundraiser Unity Walk in Central Park, in New York City. One hundred percent of donations from this 1.4-mile walk go toward research on Parkinson’s disease (PD). 943 more words


Dopamine and Addiction

via:  Gamer Therapist

Drug addiction, addiction to gambling, and food and video games and TV, all have dopamine as the common denominator:

“The brain registers all pleasures in the same way, whether they originate with a psychoactive drug, a monetary reward, a sexual encounter, or a satisfying meal.

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The NUMBER ONE reason you are unhappy (Depression Post).

There could be a number of different causes for someone’s depression.

They may have been brought up by scumbags who were never fit to be parents. 783 more words

Achievement: For Better or For Worse

To any game developer, and most players, the idea that achievement fuels motivation seems rather intuitive, almost like “duh.” However, not everyone who encounters games stops to think of the how and why behind it. 485 more words

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