UNSW Centre for Ideas

Addicted to dopamine

Hear from Stanford psychiatrist Anna Lembke about finding balance in a world saturated with high-dopamine stimuli – drugs, food, news, gambling, shopping, gaming, texting, sexting, YouTubing, social media and more.

Panels, Lectures & Ideas

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Panels, Lectures & Ideas

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Aug 15, 2022

Event Ends

Aug 15, 2022

Everywhere you look people are overindulging, but that’s not to say it’s their fault. We have unprecedented 24/7 access to deliberately addictive, high-dopamine stimuli drugs, food, news, gambling, shopping, gaming, sexting, Facebooking, YouTubing and tweeting. Our lives are saturated by our own dopamine and our culture encourages us to pursue it.  

 

In conversation with the ABC’s Sana Qadar, psychiatrist Dr Anna Lembke will explain what new scientific discoveries can teach us about this relentless pursuit of pleasure, its relationship to pain, and how this knowledge can inform our choices to make for more flourishing lives.


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