The fascinating neuroscience of pleasure goes way beyond dopamine | Curio
News and insights read out for you.
10,000+ audio articles. 50+ world-leading publications.

All in 1 subscription.

Psyche logo

The fascinating neuroscience of pleasure goes way beyond dopamine

12 mins | Jul 22, 2021
story image
Why your thoughts on dopamine are probably wrong. The context in which the neurotransmitters is referenced in modern culture means that many of us believe that it has only a very specific function in producing happiness and pleasure. But it’s not that straightforward. Author and neuroscientist Dean Burnett argues that there is a superficial logic to this line of thinking, that can be explained by research into Parkinson’s disease.
Get unlimited access free for 7 days, then $6.67/month (billed annually)
Get started