How does stimulation of the brain’s pleasure circuit teach us to keep taking drugs?

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Mudassir Ali
Feb 20, 2020 05:07 AM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Feb 20, 2020 05:07 AM

Our brains are wired to ensure that we will repeat life-sustaining activities by associating those activities with pleasure or reward. Whenever this reward circuit is activated, the brain notes that something important is happening that needs to be remembered, and teaches us to do it again and again without thinking about it. Because drugs of abuse stimulate the same circuit, we learn to abuse drugs in the same way.

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