Vaughan Bell vents: Anything that is either overused, pleasurable or has become vaguely associated with the dopamine system is compared to cocaine. In fact, here is a list of things claimed to be as addictive as the illegal nose powder...
Surveying reactions to Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death by heroin, Vaughan Bell notices that “many people find it hard to think of addiction as being anything except either a choice or a loss of free will.” The truth of drug addictio... Read Post
Using a miniature electronic device implanted in the brain, scientists have tapped into the internal reward system of mice, prodding neurons to release dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure. The researchers, at Washington Un... Read Post