The Reward Pathway
The Reward Pathway in neuroscience is a collection of brain structures which attempts to regulate and control behavior by creating pleasurable effects.
Memory drives the system to decide what is good or not like when a person is hungry, the reward system sees eating as good because it gets rid of the feeling for hunger. The combination of an individual’s senses and their memory deciphers what is good and what is not and when an individual does a “good” action, the system releases dopamine, a type of neurotransmitter, to the neurons to give the individual a pleasurable feeling. This will cause a person to crave more and form an addiction to the action.