July 30, 2013

Bodhi makes dopamine

I take my formosan mountain dog Bodhi with me to work. His main job? Sleeping.

He has a second job, too. He increases positivity, raises motivation, and increases the creativity of everyone he comes into contact with.

His favorite tool? Dopamine.

Folks in my workplace don’t even need to pet Bodhi to get some dopamine. Just anticipating a potential petting can shoot up their dopamine level — and their creativity.

What’s dopamine got to do with motivation and creativity?

Dopamine, a neurotransmitter, associated with pleasure, has interesting relationships to motivation and creativity.

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