Dopamine is a huge driver in our every day life. It’s responsible for you staying engaged and concentrating on tasks. It’s also part of your reward center in your brain.
It’s been well known throughout the gaming community that dopamine is a driver in gaming. Gamer’s will sit and grind for hours or more just to earn achievements, work for months to get that drop they’ve been wanting and will play just one more game before quitting for the day, just for that one more chance. If you “swipe right” and win, you are instantly rewarded and there’s your dopamine at work. If you “one-up” a level, you have now conquered another achievement. Where does this end between the blur of a virtual artificial boost and the reality of how you are spending your time?
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