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Has dopamine got us hooked on tech?

14 mins | Mar 23, 2018
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The capacity for ‘persuasive technology’ to influence behaviour is only just becoming understood. Could it be that tech empires such as Facebook are built upon a single chemical, dopamine? Simon Parkin explains the function of the neurotransmitter which contributes to the addictiveness of nicotine, cocaine, and now even tech.
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