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Natural Chemicals of the Brain

Awakening from “Delta”

Dr. Oliver Sacks, used massive doses of dopamine to awaken, for a short time, most of his patients. (Remember Robin Williams played him in the movie Awakenings).

Dr. Sacks realized that people are not completely devoid of awareness in deep delta states.

I wonder why dopamine, a chemical in abundance in some people, includes awareness.

Is the sensation seeking individual more awake and more aware than others? Is the desire for the new, the unknown, the actual ideal state of mind intended by God?

Why do some people have this chemical in abundance and others do not?

Finally what determines chemical balance? It’s the chicken and the egg question. Does our behavior produce the chemicals they are finding or are these chemicals influencing us?

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