By Judson Brewer — 2019
Hacking into the rewards-based learning system that our brains often operate on so we can regain control of our attention.
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Why is it so hard to keep off the app if you have decided you are done with Facebook? Because the platform taps into our societal needs and biological drives to keep us coming back for more, experts say.
According to addiction expert Dr Anna Lembke, our smartphones are making us dopamine junkies, with each swipe, like and tweet feeding our habit. So how do we beat our digital dependency?
Stanford psychiatrist Anna Lembke M.D. sat down with The Daily to discuss her clinical work and how it relates to the increasing prevalence of technology addiction.
While addiction may make one think of hard drugs or alcohol, activities like video games, social media apps, and sites like YouTube can also become unhealthy addictions.
New science tells us how to better manage our addictions.
Certain types of yoga can produce a natural “high” that can help those recovering from addiction. For Troy Jackson, yoga proved to be such a powerful recovery tool that he’s now a yoga teacher.
Dr. Anne Lembke’s new book, Dopamine Nation, explores the interconnection of pleasure and pain in the brain and helps explain addictive behaviors—not just to drugs and alcohol, but also to food, sex and smart phones.
We sat down with Dr. Lembke to talk to her about why the things we turn to to feel better may actually be doing more harm than good, and what we can do instead.
I’m not sure we should be so quick to give up on interrogating the necessity of these technologies in our lives, especially when they impact the well-being of our children.
Nobody’s proven that digital addiction rots your brain.