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Junk Food, Porn, Video Games—Addictions?

Lecture no. 12 from the course: The Addictive Brain

Junk Food, Porn, Video Games—Addictions?

Taught by Professor Thad Polk | 35 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

The course concludes with an exploration of other potentially addictive behaviors. Professor Polk argues that some artificial stimuli—junk food, pornography, and video games to name three—are “supernormal,” meaning that they actually activate the brain’s reward circuit more strongly than natural stimuli do, leading to some of the same neurological effects as drug use.

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