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Addiction and its Neurophysocioly


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Addiction and its Neurophysocioly

  1. 1. Addiction and Its Neurophysiology By Cl éo Elbilia The Dopamine System & The Reward Pathway
  2. 2. Dopamine System Reacts to relevant stimulations to something that is pleasurable, important or worth paying attention too
  3. 3. Too Much Dopamine
  4. 4. <ul><li>DOPAMINE </li></ul><ul><li>Emotions, </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation, </li></ul><ul><li>Balance, </li></ul><ul><li>PLEASURE </li></ul>=
  5. 5. Just To Make Sure… This is how it gets to the blood!
  6. 6. Reward Pathway Action, Reaction
  7. 7. How It Works
  8. 8. Dopamine System + Reward Pathway Activated -Reward to the attention that is given . -The dopamine catches attention , saying that it’s important . -The first few times-> salient feeling ( amazing ! ) -Attention getter.. -After many repetitive times , the stimulations aren't as relevant . - User uses more in order to get that feeling back .