The brain’s chemicalPosted: April 25, 2016
Dopamine is the motivation chemical. It increases engagement, excitement, creativity and the desire to reach out and make meaning out of the world.
This dope chemical accelerates exploration. When crossed anything refreshing and unusual, we get excited and immediate response comes out; that’s dope yaw! That’s similar with Dopamine. When the brain secretes an optimum amount of dopiness, it accelerates pattern recognition (data processing) to able to absorb information faster.
Norepinephrine is the organic agent that secreted by the medulla of the adrenal glands to develops attention, neural efficiency and emotional adjustment. This flow agent is tightening focus (data acquisition) and good for productivity. It also referred as the stress hormone.
Intense emotions such as fear or anger cause epinephrine to be released into the bloodstream, which causes an increase in heart rate, muscle strength, blood pressure, and glucose metabolism.
Endorphin ignites determination. It also opiates relieves pain and produce pleasure, like heroin. The most natural endorphin amount is one hundred times stronger than clinical morphine.
Endorphin also evolved during survival. The same chemical switch on-off so we don’t ended up walking on the broken leg. Also promoting wellbeing and emotion; happiness and sadness.
Anandamide in the other hand; elevates mood, relieve pain, dilates blood vessels and amplifies our lateral thinking. More critically, it also inhibits our ability to feel fear, facilitates the extinction of long-term fear memories. An optimal body and mind have the right amount of anandamide; makes memory retrieval faster by widens the database search.
Serotonin is the safety and respect chemical. This agent accommodating people to cope with adversity. In productivity and intense focus, this element comes later after the flow state. It delivers an after-glow effect and give a feel good sensation after coming to end, and not at the beginning.
In a mammal, serotonin is discharged when it recognizes it’s bigger or stronger than another; having the edge creates a sense of security.
Oxytocin is the bonding chemical. It promotes trust and sense of belonging. In made in the hypothalamus, of the brain.
It has been named as the hug hormone, cuddle chemical, moral molecule, and the bliss hormone due to its effects on behavior, incorporating its character in admiration as well as affection, and has prominent reproductive biological functions in reproduction.