Why extrinsic rewards are a source of depression?

The Carrot and Stick method of motivation to stimulate desired behavior from individuals focuses on EXTRINSIC rewards to stimulate desired behavior. Rewards in such a case act as an addictive agent and activates reward seeking addictive behavior in individuals.The expectation of reward stimulates nucleus accumbens and makes us eager to perform the task in theContinue reading “Why extrinsic rewards are a source of depression?”

Understanding the science behind reward cues in casinos

Casinos surround themselves with reward cues for e.g. inexpensive food , free liquor , surprise gifts , potential jackpot prizes etc. to act as reward cues in order to stimulate the Nucleus Accumbens in the human brain. The Dopamine or Addictive chemical that flows as a result stimulates risk seeking behavior in human beings toContinue reading “Understanding the science behind reward cues in casinos”

Unlike “dopamine” , “oxytocin” stimulation needs a human touch

Dopamine is an addictive chemical that flows in our veins when we are motivated , rewarded etc.This is like an addiction and is short lived. Consumption of alcohol , drugs or addictive substances or even “social media” as well can stimulate dopamine to flow though our veins.Though this gives us pleasure but it is shortContinue reading “Unlike “dopamine” , “oxytocin” stimulation needs a human touch”