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What is dopamine? And Can Being a bookworm help your brain

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Sci has a piece over at Slate today! I hear a lot of “dopamine is love”, “dopamine is lust”, “dopamine is addiction”, “dopamine is…”. The reality? Dopamine is FAR more complex, and more wonderful than that. Head over to Slate to check it out.

And over at Neurotic Physiology, there’s a new study on whether being a bookworm can help your aging brain. Does the kind of cognitive load imposed by reading help retain memory function as we age? Or are we just looking for excuses to bury our noses in a book? Head over and check it out.

Scicurious About the Author: Scicurious is a PhD in Physiology, and is currently a postdoc in biomedical research. She loves the brain. And so should you. Follow on Twitter @Scicurious.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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