Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1548 , Segment 1
Episode: Dopamine Fasting, Star of David, Migration
- Mar 5, 2021 9:00 pm
- 18:48 mins
During the pandemic, dopamine-stimulating activities like eating, watching TV, and using social media all have increased. But the reward pathways in our brains may be out of whack from constant stimulation. And even before the pandemic, there was a fad called “dopamine fasting” where people would avoid anything that felt good to recalibrate their brains. UCSF psychiatry professor Cameron Sepah, who actually helped popularize dopamine fasting, says people had taken it too far. (Originally aired Feb 12, 2020).