We are Drowning in a Society of Addiction a Plenty
- 1 DomFortress [ 2010/03/08(Mon) 21:08 ID:nqY1e5lQ ]
- In my past topic of Entitlement VS Altruism, I briefly mentioned that neurophysiology had discovered the part of our brain that anticipates rewards, which can result to our entitlement/addiction behaviors. And what the original function that part of our brain was intended for by nature:
"... a NIH research had discovered the region of the human brain that anticipates rewards, called the nucleus accumbens. Assuming this relatively primitive part of our brain is what's responsible for our entitlement behaviors, such as shopaholic, alcoholic, and substances abuse. We can see just how it came a long sway from its original function favored by nature, as an organ that produces sexual desire as well as monogamy/commitment in a relationship."
Now this part of our brain is also responsible for committing ourselves into repetitive behavior regarding simple tasks, all through its involvement with the natural brain chemical reaction called the dopamine. This was mentioned in another one of my topic called "The Psychology of Happiness is a Fuzzy Logic":
"... However, when we read further into the article, we discover that thanks to today's neurophysiology, that part of our brain is actually responsible for our "seeking" and "wanting" behaviors. And not for the sake of pleasure. But what we should take with us is the fact that our brains can easily be hijacked into repetitive seeking and wanting behaviors, due to chemical imbalance of dopamine in our brains."
- 2 其實在座都是綠皮 [ 2010/03/08(Mon) 21:43 ID:/mEHDNV2 ]
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