Feeling impulsive? High dopamine levels may be the cause

According to a study published in Journal of Neuroscience, high levels of dopamine make people more likely to act on impulse. Dopamine is the chemical in the brain involved with reward, motivation and learning through reinforcement. This finding may better explain disorders such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which is characterized by high levels of dopamine and extremely impulsive behavior. Scientists already know that sensory inputs such as smells, sights, sounds, anticipation and neutral cues associated with rewards boost dopamine levels and cause people to act more impulsively. However, this research helps understand…

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