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These Futuristic Headphones Will Get You High On Dopamine

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Is it too early to start writing our Christmas wishlists?

Dopamine is one hell of a drug, and while your local dealer probably has no idea what it is, pretty much everyone is on it. It’s the shit that makes you feel like you’re skateboarding through rainbows after you bite into a Snickers, go for a killer run, or put the strength of your bed frame to the test. Dopamine is released naturally through your brain when you experience pleasurable sensations – like listening to music. It’s never been any secret that cranking up the tunes will give you a decent dopamine hit, but now, there are headphones that will actively increase the levels one experiences when doing so.

The magical little earbuds come from a Florida-based tech startup called Nervana, who are set to launch a pair of boutique headphones that send an electrical signal to the brain to initiate the release of dopamine.

“We have a device that sends an electrical signal through the ear canal to stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain,” Nervana CEO Ami Brannon stated in a recent interview with Futurism. “There’s an electrical signal that’s paired with music. It follows the beat of the music, and it makes it really pleasant. Through a conductive earbud, it sends a message through the vagus nerve in your ear, which sends a message to the brain to release dopamine, your feel-good neurotransmitter that naturally occurs in the brain.”

You won’t be able to get your hands on a pair of dopephones (we’re trademarking this) until later in the year, but you can find more info about them over on Nervana’s website. A pair will run you a sweet $299USD (about $415AUD), but considering these are headphones that get you fucking high, we’d say they’re worth the investment.

Nervana’s dopamine-releasing headphones will be available to purchase later in 2016.
In the meantine, get your dopamine on with some truly feel-good tunes below!

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