What a Rush!

Why does falling in love feel so amazing? What makes eating a second piece of cake, engaging in extreme sports, or getting a flurry of Facebook 'likes' deliver a rush? It's in large part about the chemicals coursing through the brain. Cover image: Shutterstock

Seeking Danger to Find a Sense of Life

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Thrills unveil your mortality and make you feel alive

Dopamine: Why It's So Hard to "Just Say No"

By Samantha Smithstein Psy.D.

Recovering from addiction is about healing mind, body and life.

Why Love Is a Neurochemical Roller Coaster

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.

The science behind the eternal rise and fall of romantic feelings.

Why We're All Addicted to Texts, Twitter and Google

By Susan Weinschenk Ph.D.

Dopamine makes you addicted to seeking information in an endless loop.

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