Neuroscientist Sam Wang on Crackberry Addiction

1 December 2008 at 12:37 pm 2 comments

crackberry| Peter Klein |

Email in small does is productivity enhancing but in large doses it is not productivity enhancing and can even slow down productivity. You don’t even notice because you’re just busy getting those little drops of dopamine. There’s a disconnect between the perceived reward and actual reward.

From an interview in Fast Company. I too suffer from the disease. I never thought of incoming messages as little drops of dopamine, but it makes sense.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ron Calzone  |  2 December 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Great observation. Guilty, as charged.

    I think the same conclusion could be drawn for blogs… :-)

  • 2. Peter Klein  |  2 December 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Reading them or writing them? :-)

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