Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:Download PDF
What are some fun activities or experiences that can trigger the release of dopamine in our brains? Can you share an example of an activity in your life where this reinforcement might have led to positive or negative habits?
The video discusses the balance between the brain's reward center and the prefrontal cortex when making decisions. How might understanding this balance help you in making choices about fun activities? How might understanding this balance help you in making choices about responsibilities like homework?
The video mentioned that what you find most rewarding is what makes you uniquely you. Share something you enjoy doing, and explain how it makes you unique by reflecting on your personality or interests.
The Science of Joy – Exploring Dopamine and Natural Highs: Video #1
The Science of Joy | 2 min 48 sec
Students learn about dopamine’s role in their brains and how it influences their choices. It explains how engaging in enjoyable activities triggers the release of dopamine, creating a connection between their actions and the joy they feel. It emphasizes the connection between everyday enjoyable activities and the release of dopamine, highlighting the importance of understanding this process for making informed decisions.