Exploiting the Neuroscience of Internet Addiction

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Exploiting the Neuroscience of Internet Addiction

Here's an interesting article that my co-sponsor sent to me this morning. One of the things that it said was "addiction is good for business". Unfortunately, this statement is so very true.

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/07/the-science-behind-int...

 

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So true! All addictive

So true! All addictive behaviors lead back to dopamine in the brain.

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Ty for posting this

Ty for posting this Silvertabby, can I borrow this from you to share with my friends? I recognize some of the behaviours mentioned in the article with my son in law. He is always looking at his Black Berry checking for something even when we are sitting down for dinner, or when we are visiting.

After reading this, I am seriously considering deleting my facebook account also. So tired of being manipulated by these companies.

Starting to rant so going to stop myself.

Guess that article hit a nerve with me.

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The gaming industry is

The gaming industry is nearly a $25 Billion dollar industry annually. It's HUGE profits.

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read today that in

read today that in Netherlands we have 3 million on line gamers in 2012. , a growth of 33% over 2 years. most use microtransaction to purchase...the population is 17 million.

pre- diagnosed with Autism.

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"Many Internet companies are

"Many Internet companies are learning what the tobacco industry has long known -- addiction is good for business...."

"I'm learning that to function effectively and happily in an increasingly virtual world, I have to commit a significant amount to time to living without it."

Quote from above article, written by Bill Davidow, The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/07/the-science-behind-internet-addiction/259820/

That's the point. Getting out of the "obsessional loop" and staying out of it, is the main thing. I "build walls" now over everything to keep from being obsessed. My dopamine rushes come from real things, like planting veggies, watering them, learn how to cook delicious meals, cleaning my house, photographing my world, reading interesting books, loving my husband...etc.

Nothing wrong with dopamine in the right instances.

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