For MLK – Sapolsky Explains The Neurobiology of Anticipation or What Happens in your brain when you have “A Dream”

Dr. King (and many others) envision a brighter future.  In his 2009 Stanford commencement speech my hero, Prof. Robert Sapolsky talks about  the effect of anticipation of the secretion of dopamine.  He notes that humans are unique among animals in our ability to sustain dopamine-fueled excitement for rewards that we know we may not ever enjoy.  Click the image to check it out.

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