Is your brain up for a fight? Tonight’s Brain Games is about competition, and the curious effects it has on the brain, from humans’ predisposition to compete to the dopamine released when you’re on a winning side.
Nature naturally drives people towards competition, rewarded by the hit of the neurotransmitter dopamine that produces a powerful response of pleasure. The more extreme the situation, the bigger the mental payoff.
But to stay in fighting shape, your brain needs skills, nutrients and challenges for optimum health. Our Brainfood Pyramid provides six ways to strengthen your brain, from exercise to laughter.
Want to learn more about your brain’s health? Don’t miss an all-new Brain Games tonight at 9P.