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Dopamine: The Crucial Role of Dopamine in Our Brain

Narrated by: Eric Boozer
Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Biology
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Summary

Some people get addicted to it, others receive a healthy dosage each day. What is dopamine, and why is it so important? 

Dopamine rewards the brain. We as humans have animalistic instincts, and dopamine-triggers control the majority of the decisions we make. We want fulfilment, pleasure, happiness, closure, results, and more. All of these things are because of dopamine. Drugs instill so much dopamine in an individual that he or she easily becomes addicted to it, with all the negative consequences that follow. So is dopamine good, bad, neutral, or is there a balance we need to strive for?

I almost already gave the answer. Some dopamine is beneficial, but only for the right reasons and in the right circumstances. In this book, we’ll dive deeper into all of this. We’ll take a closer look at the effects of dopamine, its many triggers, and how you can control the dopamine levels in your brain the best way possible. We’ll discuss subtopics such as:

  • How those with autism, ADHD, or schizophrenia need to be extra careful about dopamine triggers
  • Whether or not dopamine supplements are recommended
  • How handling dopamine cautiously can help you get out of debt and avoid addictions
  • Methods that can help you release dopamine to stay motivated, lose weight, or become more successful in life
  • The surprising connection between dopamine and Parkinson’s Disease
  • How dopamine levels rise and fall when taking drugs, having sex, or eating food
  • Natural ways to increase dopamine, without all the risks
  • Why controlling dopamine levels is crucial, especially for teenagers 

A lack of dopamine can make us depressed, while an overdose of dopamine can make us addicted. Moreover, it matters where the dopamine comes from, why it is being released, and what actions are being rewarded.

©2018 Vincent Noot (P)2018 Vincent Noot

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good to listen

its a good book to listen to. But ive been searching about Quinn Spencer and didnt find any information about them. well at least id like to see where they got the reference

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Good and enlightening information

There is some really good info and it's certainly fascinating. However, it's clearly read by someone not in the field and it's kinda of fragmented leading to a lot of repeating and lack of flow. But overall I enjoyed it.

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Quinn Spencer has the right idea

I love that the book indicates that so much is dependent on dopamine. So many of our choices are because we expect some kind of reward.

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Dopamine is everything

We do everything we do to get a dopamine rush. We don't always realize it, but this book shows us the significance of it.

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  • Jerry
  • 19-11-18

Everything you need to know is there

A whole book about dopamine? Don't we all crave dopamine every day, whether it's from success, getting things done, drugs, video games, sex, food, fulfilment, or family relationships? It's the thing that keeps us going, so in my opinion, everyone should learn more about it, and therefore, buy this book. But hey, that's just me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-11-18

Don't you love it?

How everything in life basically depends on dopamine... it's crazy. I wonder what else this author has in mind. Amazing stuff!

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  • Marlene
  • 27-11-18

Dopamine facts

If you want to learn about that interesting substance in your brain called dopamine, you better line up and get this 1 hour book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-11-18

You can't get a better book than this

Well, maybe that's exaggerating, but still: The number one substance we lean on for all pleasure we seek after is dopamine. It's very important to know more about it. And to get a better grasp of what's going on inside our brains.

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  • Coral Hardy
  • 27-11-18

Insert your brain with this knowledge

Whether you like it or not, all your decisions are driven by dopamine. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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  • Christina
  • 29-11-18

Dopamine rush

I am always wondering how I can trigger the dopamine in that pleasure area of the brain, and this was an answer to my prayers.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-11-18

I enjoyed it

This is a wonderful book about the human brain. You can learn so much from just an hour of listening.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-11-18

Enter the realm of the brain!

It's a crazy good book and I leave it with that, oh, and it was a good voice too, so the author definitely picked the right narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-11-18

Explanations and clarifications

Very good book and everything was very well explained, since the narrator and author worked together in the favor of the listeners.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-11-18

Enjoyable

Interesting stuff about the human brain. It was definitely something to think about. Good stuff.

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