Tweet: Dopamine, Reward and its anticipation by Robert Sapolsky

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Robert Sapolsky, professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University, compares dopamine levels in monkeys and humans. Sapolsky argues that in both, “Dopamine is not about pleasure, it’s about the anticipation of pleasure. It’s about the pursuit of happiness.”

 

Explore dopamine’s effect upon learning from a genetic perspective with Dr. Richard Palmiter, University of Washington.

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