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New Scientist: Dopamine levels in our brains affect the risks we’re happy to take

Do you like a flutter? The levels of dopamine in your brain might be affecting how likely you are to gamble or take risks. Dopamine is a signalling molecule released by nerve cells known to be involved in predicting reward. While its role is often misunderstood – it has been blamed for everything from drug addiction to Facebook’s popularity – the compound plays an important role in the brain. (July 13, 2018)

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