dopamine levels also increase from the use of extremely addictive drugs.
The hypothalamus becomes super-charged, the dopamine sets to racing—to violins, the piano, anything.
His dinner guests seemed free, getting a dopamine high off the rarity of what we were doing.
Arousal sends dopamine to the brain; dopamine is the chemical associated with desire.
It's dopamine that sends signals to the part of the brain that controls movement, allowing muscles to move on command.
Our metabolism, hunger, and even the synthesis of addiction neurochemicals like dopamine are controlled by our environment.
Flooding your brain with dopamine and serotonin, it not only heightens feelings of euphoria, but empathy and love as well.
Perhaps we are gluttons for punishment, but in reality we do not yet know why dopamine levels soar after a defeat.
Particular versions of dopamine receptor genes have been associated with higher physical activity and lower body mass index.
And there is evidence that the reverse is true as well, that physical activity levels respond to the dopamine system.
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.