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How our brain’s hard wiring is hooked by texting, twitter, email, googling…

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As a companion to the previous post on distinguishing ‘wanting’ and ‘liking’ I would like to point you to an engaging article in Slate by Emily Yoffe (thanks to my son Jon for pointing it out to me). She discusses the work from researchers like Jaak Panksepp and Kent Berridge (the subjects of several mindblog posts over the past few years) that suggests the biological basis of our addiction to email, google, twitter, texting, etc. The juice that fuels the seeking system is the neurotransmitte

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