The Scicurious Brain

The Scicurious Brain

The Good, Bad, and Weird in Physiology and Neuroscience

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


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.

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

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