It's dopamine that sends signals to the part of the brain that controls movement, allowing muscles to move on command.
Flooding your brain with dopamine and serotonin, it not only heightens feelings of euphoria, but empathy and love as well.
It influences how our brains respond to dopamine, a feel-good neurotransmitter unleashed by new and rewarding experiences.
The hypothalamus becomes super-charged, the dopamine sets to racing—to violins, the piano, anything.
During pre- and early-adolescence, the brain becomes more efficient and logical, and dopamine activity increases.
Perhaps we are gluttons for punishment, but in reality we do not yet know why dopamine levels soar after a defeat.
Motivation is experienced in the brain as the release of dopamine.
dopamine levels also increase from the use of extremely addictive drugs.
It is entirely clear that the dopamine system responds to physical activity.
With Parkinson's, however, these special nerve cells break down, the supply of dopamine dwindles, and movement is affected.
dopamine do·pa·mine (dō'pə-mēn')
A monoamine neurotransmitter formed in the brain by the decarboxylation of dopa and essential to the normal functioning of the central nervous system. A reduction in its concentration within the brain is associated with Parkinson's disease. Also called 3-hydroxytyramine.
A monoamine neurotransmitter that is formed during the synthesis of norepinephrine and is essential to the normal functioning of the central nervous system. A reduction of dopamine in the brain is associated with the development of Parkinson's disease. Chemical formula: C8H11NO2.