Do you find yourself spending hours browsing the internet to find that perfect piece of kit that will speed up your computer and help you smash that game youâ€™ve been trying to complete for weeks? Itâ€™s something that many of us will be guilty of and probably donâ€™t really know why we do it. But have you ever wondered what fuels this desire to win so badly?
Online casino operators Betway have created a helpful infographic which answers exactly this, outlining the changes that the brain goes through when it takes on a competitive activity. There are four stages to this journey:
- Testosterone increases, fueling more aggressive behaviors
- Neurons that light up and assess the risk vs reward of the competitive event
- A measurement of how successful behaviour is linked to the positive emotional rewards that we gain from winning
- These same behaviors are then remembered for future replicationSo, the next time that some accuses you of being a geek for spending hours researching the latest tech trend, just remind them that youâ€™re just going along with what your brain has made such an effort to remember.More on this can be found in the infographic below, so take a look…