Dopamine and addiction, Alone time

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Dierk Schaefer (CC BY 2.0)

An author shares her book looking at the way dopamine works in the brain. Then, we learn how to better enjoy doing things by ourselves, for ourselves.

Featured in this Show

  • Book explores our collective addiction to dopamine

    Humans evolved to survive scarcity. So what happens when we live in a world of abundance? A psychiatrist argues that the contemporary world’s excesses don’t interact well with the human proclivity for dopamine and make us all more vulnerable to addiction.

  • The value of doing things by ourselves

    Seeing a movie or dining out by yourself can feel a bit awkward, but there’s a lot of value in doing things alone. Our guest shares what she’s learned about the upsides to solitute . . . and taking yourself on a date!

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Anna Lembke Guest
  • Faith Hill Guest

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