ADDICTED: The Insidious Power of Digital Media and the Brain’s Reward System paperback By Megan Bell
ADDICTED: The Insidious Power of Digital Media and the Brain’s Reward System
The digital age has brought with it many modern-day miracles. The ability to shop, contact each other, and learn online has fundamentally changed everyone’s lives. But beneath the surface, digital media has damaged our brains severely.
Through deliberate and clever manipulation of social media feedback loops, the online world has been designed to manipulate our dopamine.
These readily available sources of dopamine have caused a real shift in the way the human mind works day-to-day.
In a world of convenience, the constant and easily available sources of dopamine can leave people feeling hopeless and depressed, and lead to dopamine addiction.
Addicted: The Insidious Power of Digital Media and the Brain’s Reward System peels back the glitz and excitement of the digital world to peer at the rapidly-developing dopamine crisis facing society.
It explores how social media companies have leveraged their ubiquity in society in order to keep people scrolling and maximize their revenue—at the expense of society’s mental health.
Addicted: The Insidious Power of Digital Media and the Brain’s Reward System covers:
- The financial incentives business have to keep people addicted to social media and the negative impacts of digital addiction.
- The nature of dopamine, what it’s for, and how it’s important.
- The damage of too much dopamine and how it rewires our brains for the worse.
- How you can unplug from the dopamine feedback loop and take back control from social media corporations.
Social media dopamine addiction doesn’t simply worm into our brains and create addiction, but the heavily online world in which we live has also created a new ecosystem of illicit and violent crimes.
And looking to the future, AI developments, like the internet we know today, will bring with it its own fundamental changes to society and our minds as it continues to be developed.
Understanding the nature of social media and its impact on our minds is integral to understanding how to live with social media and other technologies without losing ourselves to it. Addicted: The Insidious Power of Digital Media and the Brain’s Reward System will give you the knowledge to break free from dopamine addiction!