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Natural Chemicals of the Brain

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Oxytocin


Oxytocin is released in women during labour and breastfeeding. It is also released in both sexes when nurturing children, cuddling, making love and in orgasm. In relationships, once dopamine triggers excitement, oxytocin triggers warmth and attachment. It also increases trust and deepens long term commitment. Advertisements

M3 – Mood – Modeling – Memory


To communicate the power of memory, real or imagined, mood and modeling use this formula. Create a mood that impresses the body, generating the images, thoughts and other associatons that are desirable while in this mood; model these feeoings and associations in a metaphor about yourself and then memorize them. M3 means mood x modeling … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

Serotonin and Melatonin on Sleep


Two chemicals, serotonin and melatonin play an important role in regulating sleep. Serotonin wakes you up, makes you feel energetic, alert and happy. Melatonin makes you feel drowsy and ready to sleep. Melatonin is actually converted from serotonin in response to exposure to light. When you’re exposed to bright light your brain makes serotonin; when … Continue reading

High Dopamine


“Explorer” personality traits include being curious, creative, adventurous, sexual, impulse and self reliant. These traits indicate an elevated dopamine and norepinephrine activity. This can produce hypomania. They may also have low MA0B on blood platelets, high circulating testosterone and low serotonin in many limbic regions. These high energy people are prone to “boredom susceptibility” and … Continue reading