Biohacking Your Body’s Dopamine System – Spinning the Wheel of Dank

In his research, Sapolsky explored the effects of dopamine on monkeys’ behavior in response to rewards. He discovered that dopamine isn’t just about experiencing pleasure; it’s more about anticipating pleasure. When the monkeys received an unexpected reward, their dopamine levels surged, not when they actually consumed the reward. This indicated that dopamine plays a crucial role in motivating behavior and seeking rewards rather than solely providing a sense of enjoyment.