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Planned splurges also build anticipation, which has been shown to boost the release of more dopamine (a neurotransmitter that affects feelings of pleasure in the brain) than obtaining the reward itself.
Irma Järvelä, of the University of Helsinki in Finland, not involved in the study, tells Vesper happy tunes may induce a little squirt of dopamine, the neurotransmitter that relays pleasure.
During your period, uterine contractions caused by an orgasm can release pain-fighting neurotransmitters, like endorphins and oxytocin, Dr. Dweck says.
Even modest physical activity can mitigate stress and stimulate the brain’s release of dopamine and serotonin—powerful neurotransmitters that help spark motivation and regulate emotions.
By blocking the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, that makes your sweat glands turn on and do their jobs.
In severe cases, your doctor might recommend an antidepressant medication, which affects the release and re-uptake of neurotransmitters that form the signals between neurons in the brain.
Using optogenetics, Creed was able to harness the neurotransmitter glutamate to reverse the brain changes that happen in addiction.
This has something to do with neurotransmitters, chemicals that your brain produces to regulate your mood.
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