Thanks to dopamine, brownies are in the eye of the beholder

We all need to eat. But for humans, food does more than keep up alive; it makes us happy, serves as a reward, and often gives us something to look forward to.  Dopamine is intimately involved in our relationship with food, since this neurotransmitter plays a major role in the reward and pleasure circuitry of our brains. It spikes when we are exposed to (or even merely anticipating) something we like, and it is known to be involved in addictive behavior.


About Indian Rocks Bridge

We have a HUGE responsibility to protect our children and their futures. Our Gulf of Mexico has nearly been destroyed by the Deep-water Horizon catastrophe and many families here will never recover. Paradise lost, so it goes. I’m doing my best to apolitically educate anyone that cares about the impact on our environment by technology and “for-profit” progress. We forget, too frequently that we SHARE this planet with millions of other life-forms and as the most “powerful” species, we must be more cognizant of our greed versus the well-being of our planet. Thanks again for visiting and please check back often. -Gregg
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