Tag Archives: Dopamine

Gambling: what happens in the brain when we get hooked – and how to regain control

The brains of gambling addicts activate in specific ways. GoodIdeas/Shutterstock Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian, University of Cambridge; Christelle Langley, University of Cambridge; Henrietta Bowden-Jones, University of Cambridge, and Sam Chamberlain, University of Southampton Many people turned to online gambling during the pandemic. And while a large proportion of us are able to gamble recreationally, without serious negative impact, the pandemic has …

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Voici pourquoi il est si difficile d’arrêter de consommer du sucre

Le sucre est présent naturellement dans certains aliments et ajouté à de nombreux autres, dont ceux de la catégorie « junk food ». Shutterstock James Brown, Aston University Vous serez peut-être surpris d’apprendre que la consommation de sucre est en diminution constante depuis 2008. Plusieurs raisons peuvent expliquer ce phénomène, notamment une évolution des goûts et des modes de vie …

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Sugar: here’s why some people experience negative side effects when they quit

Sugar is added to many different foods. ilona.shorokhova/ Shutterstock James Brown, Aston University It might surprise you to learn that sugar consumption has actually been steadily decreasing since 2008. This could be happening for any number of reasons, including a shift in tastes and lifestyles, with the popularity of low-carbohydrate diets, like keto, increasing in the past decade. A greater …

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Consciousness: how the brain chemical ‘dopamine’ plays a key role – new research

We know very little about the human brain. Orla/Shutterstock Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian, University of Cambridge; Christelle Langley, University of Cambridge; Emmanuel A Stamatakis, University of Cambridge et Lennart Spindler, University of Cambridge Consciousness is arguably the most important scientific topic there is. Without consciousness, there would after all be no science. But while we all know what it is like …

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