Earth Day is a reminder that we are living creatures all the same. We were born to be wild.
But it turns out dopamine is a motivator not a reward… Dopamine is the itch not the scratch; and that’s why it’s so motivating!
Dopamine signals the perceived motivational prominence of an outcome, which in turn propels the organism’s behavior toward or away from achieving that outcome. Read Wikipedia
People won’t reproduce anymore. A YouTube video explains.
Now that we’ve been stuck indoors for a couple of weeks, our dopamine levels have adjusted to a new normal. As a result, you feel a little more unfocused, frustrated, lethargic and probably a little bit sad.
It’s possible to get an artificial neuron to communicate directly with a biological one using not just electricity, but dopamine—a chemical the brain naturally uses to change how neural circuits behave, most known for signaling reward.