Dopamine in the news

Clive Crook from the Financial Times on a study (Stice et al) that just came out in SCIENCE.

Money quote:

Fatter volunteers had less activation in the dorsal striatum part of the brain than their leaner counterparts as they drank. This region releases dopamine, a brain chemical, in response to food and drink. The amount released corresponds to the degree of pleasure produced by the experience

I wonder if this applies to bankers and money?

Here’s a link to SCIENCE magazine’s podcast about the article.