The Reward Foundation – Our Brain on Sex and Love, educates people about love and the effects of internet porn on the adolescent brain.
Today technology has produced ‘supernormal’ versions of those natural rewards in the form of junk food, social media and internet pornography. They target our brains most delicate area, the reward system. Our brains have not evolved to cope with the overstimulation this has caused. Society is experiencing an explosion of behaviourial disorders and addictions that threaten our health, development and wellbeing.
At the Reward Foundation we focus in particular on internet pornography. We look at its impact on mental and physical health, relationships, attainment and criminality. We aim to make the supporting research accessible to non-scientists so that everyone can make informed choices about the use of internet pornography. We look at the benefits of quitting porn based on research and the reports of those who have experimented with quitting it. We offer guidance on building resilience to stress and addiction.
The Reward Foundation is a registered as Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC044948, founded on 23 June 2014.
Their charitable purposes are:
- To advance education by furthering public understanding of the reward circuitry of the brain and how it interacts with the environment, and
- To improve health by furthering public understanding of building resilience to stress.