Internet porn—used regularly and often—chemically and structurally changes the brain. These brain changes are consistent with the brain changes that occur in other types of addiction, like addiction to drugs or alcohol. To understand how pornography can be addictive, it is important to understand something about the reward circuit of the brain. All addictions --both chemical and behavioral-- impact the brain’s reward circuit. The reward circuit of the human brain The reward circuit shapes our moods, colors our emotions, leads us to fall in and out of love, and decides what we do and don’t like...
By: Noah Church
This resource was published on Aug 21, 2020 and was last updated on May 26, 2021
AUTHOR(s): Church, Noah
SOURCE: Protect Young Minds
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