dopamine

wellness

People Are Putting Frog Venom Under Their Skin as a Type of Cleanse

The science behind a ritual that aims to purge your body and mind of impurities.
Suzannah Weiss
8.22.18
Your Brain

There's a Chemical In Your Brain That Makes You Want More

Dopamine has been described as just a pleasure molecule, but that's a common misconception.
Shayla Love
8.14.18
mind

This Is Why You Love (or Hate) Roller Coasters

Eustress is a kind of positive stress that people actively seek out.
Richard Stephens
7.26.18
The Ice Cream Show

Why You Eat Your Feelings, According To Science

And how to stop (if you want to.)
Danielle Wayda
5.1.18
mental health

Depression Tattoos Can Help People Cope

“It’s almost like a battle scar in some ways."
Rajul Punjabi
3.1.18
Drugs

People Are Taking a Date Rape Drug Recreationally and Getting Addicted

There's no hangover with GHB, so things go off the rails fast.
Philippus Zandstra
2.8.18
mental health

People With ADHD Can Actually Focus So Hard it's Scary

People with hyperfocus tend to block out everything else going on around them.
Terena Bell
10.19.17
united states of addiction

Party and Weight Loss Drugs Are Being Repurposed to Treat Cocaine Addiction

There's currently no FDA-approved medication to treat coke dependence.
Lea Surugue
10.17.17
Tonic Talks

Our Culture of Comparison is Making Us Petty

One of Ted Talks' MVPs, Simon Sinek, tells us why being an alpha won't make us happy.
Rajul Punjabi
Dhani Oks
7.3.17
love is a hoax

Why You Can't Shut Up About Your Crush Even When It's Annoying Everyone You Know

Is there a psychological reason for why you can't help but gush to your friends about your bizarrely successful Tinder date? We investigate.
Amanda Arnold
2.15.17
birds

Neurochemistry Explains the High of Getting It Right

Researchers link the brain's dopamine reward center to musical performance, at least in birds.
Michael Byrne
12.8.16
Interviews

Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons Keep Rock ’n’ Roll in the Family

Watch the video for "Spiders," and read our chat with Campbell about rock 'n' roll, and Donald Trump, and why he's the worst musician in the family.
Kim Kelly
11.17.16
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