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Stress increases reward seeking (wanting) but not reward enjoyment (liking).

Stress is desserts spelled backwards

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Chocolate lovers who were stressed by putting their hands in ice water exerted 3x as much effort to be able to smell a chocolate odor than those who weren't stressed, but they didn't enjoy the experience any more.


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That's pretty fascinating. 

I thought that was pretty fascinating too.

Stress makes you want, but prevents you from enjoying.

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