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    The App Designed to Help You Quit Apps

    Get them hooked, then sell rehab. L.A. startup Dopamine Labs, formed by two neuroscientists, has created a “reinforcement api” — a few lines of code they say fosters addiction by managing in-app rewards, which they’ve proven by inserting it into clients’ apps. But now Dopamine’s offering Space, an app designed to reverse the reinforcement api. The designers claim that by reducing the positive stimuli associated with use, Space reduces the need to check in — and it could be just the fix Facebook obsessives are craving.

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