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Dopamine seeking behavior

There are very few articles about this in the lay press, unfortunately. The very few ones:

The material seems to suggest a couple things:

This article suggests ways to "hack" your dopamine system to encourage productivity: 1) Record small accomplishments, 2) Share results with your team, 3) Stay on task with micro-deadlines, and 4) Focus on how great you’ll feel when your project is complete.

There IS a lot of recent academic literature [2] about this, but I'm not qualified to judge their merits. Therefore, I'm really interested in credible science communicators who publish accessible summaries in the lay press.