Scientific Understanding of Consciousness
My Hypothesis of the functionality
∑ Mutual addiction between two people.
∑ Mediated by brainís reward circuitry of VTA and nucleus accumbens.
∑ Same reward circuits as those that are hijacked in chemical addictions, such as cocaine addiction.
∑ Same reward circuits as those that are active in other addictions, such as gambling or pornography.
∑ Brain sensory inputs and perceptual categorization excites VTA neurons in midbrain.
∑ VTA neurons in midbrain synapse dopamine in nucleus accumbens.
∑ Nucleus accumbens activates emotion and motivation.
∑ Motivation stimulates actions that enhance pleasurable sensory inputs.
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