What is dopamine?

Published: August 30, 2019
Updated 11 months ago

Dopamine is a naturally occurring chemical in our brain and it’s a powerful neurotransmitter that plays a major role in the motivational component of reward-motivated behavior.

Not only does it acts as a desireable reward mechanism, but it’s also directly linked to our desire to explore and seek out new things. Understandably, dopamine is a double-edge sword as it simultaneously is a powerful driver for explorations as well as an addictive chemical linked to over-eating, drugs, gambling, and extreme risktaking.


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Published by André Giæver

Published by André Giæver

I'm just a curious and generally positive guy that has a huge appetite for life and a deep passion for simplicity and optimization. This blog and site is my way of paying my knowledge forward so that we all can live fulfilling lives.

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