The addictive brain. Episode 12, Junk food, porn, video games - addictions?
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (36 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
- Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : The Great Courses, 2015.
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Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2015.
The course concludes with an exploration of other potentially addictive behaviors. Professor Polk argues that some artificial stimuli - junk food, pornography, and video games to name three - are "supernormal," meaning that they actually activate the brain's reward circuit more strongly than natural stimuli do, leading to some of the same neurological effects as drug use.
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