On week three’s lecture videos!
It’s interesting to distinguish between types of psycho-stimulants - cocaine vs amphetamines etc- their effects, how they work, how they get into you brain. Their medicinal value, how they get you high and give you euphoria.
DIDJA KNOW nicotine increases focus, attention, mood and reaction time? Haha It also increase memory, motor and comprehension ability. All is well but it’s hella toxic and addictive, of course.
Something the lecturer talks a lot about is addiction and dependence. Dependence is when you have withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop something. You’ll feel really really bad and may increase dosage. All in all it’s a vicious cycle.
Another article was discussing how being love release chemicals that makes you happy. They talked about all the neurotransmitters and addiction and I’m just like.. sure anot… Hahaha.
p.s. don’t you think ‘euphoria’ is such an exciting word? Sounds more layered than simply, ‘high’. In contrast, there’s such a thing called ‘dysphoria’.
Dysphoria (from Greek: δύσφορος (dysphoros), from δυσ-, difficult, and φέρειν, to bear) is a state of feeling unwell or unhappy; a feeling of emotional and mental discomfort as a symptom of discontentment, restlessness,dissatisfaction, malaise, depression, anxiety or indifference. (Wikipedia)
p.p.s. I don’t remember where I learnt ‘turn of phrase’, but I love it. Sometime ago I did some quiz and they say I really like languages and words. Yes I do. I like to turn them over and over- maybe that’s why I like French. My current favourite words. among others, are 'radio silence'.
Enjoy your Sunday :)