This is the truth around “dopamine addiction”

Adopted from the following great insight shared by David Rock from the book Your Brain at Work “New lovers tend to “lose their minds” and do all sorts of crazy things in the heat of the moment. One study showed that new lovers’ brains have a lot in common with people on cocaine. Dopamine isContinue reading “This is the truth around “dopamine addiction””

Social media addiction and alcoholism

Social media abuse is increasing by the day. Getting addicted to social media is very common in the age of high speed internet and smart phones Like alcoholism , social media craving is addictive and both release the addictive chemical named “dopamine” that causes short term happiness. As a result of this , addicts craveContinue reading “Social media addiction and alcoholism”

Is fulfillment related to achievement?

Simon Sinek in his book titled “Together is Better” clearly states the difference between excitement and fulfillment. Excitement comes from the achievement , fulfillment comes from the journey that got you there. Whereas excitement is no more than a short term “dopamine” shot , fulfillment os related to the flow of chemical named “oxytocin”. AContinue reading “Is fulfillment related to achievement?”

How is “social media addiction” similar to “alcoholism”

The human brain is very complex. There are several important neuro transmitters associated with ebb and flow of various emotions. Modern day social media addiction is reaching enormous proportions.More than ever before we are having cases of depression , unhappiness and suicidal cases. There is a neurotransmitter named “dopamine” associated with sudden flow of positiveContinue reading “How is “social media addiction” similar to “alcoholism””

Sense of “Status” as a factor in emotional arousal of the brain

David Rock in his book “Your Brain At Work” makes a mention of “Status” as a key factor in the SCARF framework for emotion arousal of the human brain. A sense of “Status” has been found to release neurotransmitters such as “dopamine” , “serotonin” as well as testosterone to make a person feel “at ease”Continue reading “Sense of “Status” as a factor in emotional arousal of the brain”

Expectations and their relationship with “Dopamine”

David Rock in his book “Your Brain At Work” talks at length about the relationship of human expectations & their interrelationships with the limbic brain. “Dopamine” is a neurotransmitter which is conjunction with nucleus accumbens plays a major role in reward and motivational behavior in humans. Amygdala is the region of the brain responsible forContinue reading “Expectations and their relationship with “Dopamine””

Ways to hike mental performance

An optimum level of arousal or stress is needed to fire up the neurons in the prefrontal cortex of brain to result in high performance. Instilling fear and increasing stress levels results in the flow of chemical noradrenaline to hike performance. A much better way involves using humour and conmunication of positive outcomes.This results inContinue reading “Ways to hike mental performance”

Balancing mental performance with appropriate Arousal

David Rocks in Your Brain at Work makes a mention of the inverted U plot of performance vs Arousal. This means stress/arousal should reach a perfect balance to trigger great mental performance of the brain.Anything more than this threshold proves detrimental causing burn out due to over stress. The neural circuit of the prefrontal cortexContinue reading “Balancing mental performance with appropriate Arousal”

Understanding “Selfish” and “selfless” happiness hormones in our veins

Very recently I had the honor of reading “Leaders Eat Last” by Simon Sinek, the author of the hugely popular “Start with Why”. This book is an amazing read for the simple fact that by means of biology the author has explained how to beat stress in our fast paced lives by sticking to ethics.Continue reading “Understanding “Selfish” and “selfless” happiness hormones in our veins”

Man’s search for fulfillment

Having gone through some of the best self-help books as well as blogs & youtube videos, I have tried summarizing some of the key aspects, emphasized by these wise men, to lead a fulfilling life in the modern age of hustle and bustle. The following are some of the noteworthy books that I went through,Continue reading “Man’s search for fulfillment”