Has dopamine got us hooked on tech? | Technology | The Guardian

Silicon Valley is keen to exploit the brain chemical credited with keeping us tapping on apps and social media

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/04/has-dopamine-got-us-hooked-on-tech-facebook-apps-addiction

Dopamine primes the brain for enhanced vigilance | MIT News

MIT neuroscientists discovered a circuit in the brain’s prefrontal cortex that they believe controls diversion of attention away from everyday pursuits to potential threats, potentially affecting anxiety. They also found dopamine is key to this process.

Source: http://news.mit.edu/2018/dopamine-brain-vigilance-anxiety-1107

Dopamine’s yin-yang personality: It’s an upper and a downer | Berkeley News

Known as a reward that makes us seek out pleasure, dopamine also reinforces avoidance of pain

Source: https://news.berkeley.edu/2018/12/10/dopamines-yin-yang-personality-its-an-upper-and-a-downer/

The Dopamine Economy – Eudaimonia and Co

What have we really built today, with all this technology? At the root, if we go down to the essence of what it is? Every minute, every thirty seconds. Update, political scandal. Update, celebrity…

Source: https://eand.co/the-dopamine-economy-336b239272ef

Fifty years of dopamine research: Trends in Neurosciences

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of dopamine as a putative independent neurotransmitter in the nervous system. The amine 3-hydroxytyramine (‘dopamine’) had earlier been identified as an intermediary in the synthesis of noradrenaline and adrenaline from tyrosine. In 1957, Arvid Carlsson, Margit Lindqvist, Tor Magnusson and Bertil Waldeck, in Lund [1,2], and Kathleen Montagu, working in Hans Weil-Malherbe's laboratory at the Runwell Hospital outside London [3], made the seminal observations that would lead to the unravelling in subsequent years of the role of dopamine as a transmitter in the CNS, independent of its role as a precursor in the synthesis of noradrenaline and adrenaline.

Source: https://www.cell.com/trends/neurosciences/fulltext/S0166-2236(07)00051-3

Zeroing In on Dopamine | Harvard Medical School

Among the brain’s many chemical messengers, few stand out as much as the neurotransmitter dopamine. Linked to love, pleasure, motivation and more, dopamine signaling plays a central role in the brain's reward system. It is also critical for processes such as motor control, learning and memory.

Source: https://hms.harvard.edu/news/zeroing-dopamine

Dopamine Cells Influence Our Perception of Time | Simons Foundation

New research shows that stimulating a particular brain region makes mice feel as if time is moving faster.

Source: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/2017/01/20/dopamine-cells-influence-our-perception-of-time/

Former Facebook executive: social media is ripping society apart - YouTube

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78oMjNCAayQ

Please stop calling dopamine the ‘pleasure chemical’ - The Verge

Dopamine is one of the most hyped brain chemicals, supposedly linked to everything from sex to gambling. It’s common to read, as Business Insider claimed last week, that dopamine is "the pleasure chemical" — but that’s not true, and the idea was overturned long ago.

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/27/17169446/dopamine-pleasure-chemical-neuroscience-reward-motivation