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The Role of Dopamine in Our Brain's Communication

The Role of Dopamine in Our Brain's Communication

Dopamine: a special chemical in our brain that helps nerve cells communicate with each other.

  • Produced in (substantia nigra, hypothalamus, and ventral tegmental area)
  • Involved in (movement, motivation, reward, and pleasure)

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Movement and Dopamine: A crucial link in Motor Control

Movement and Dopamine: A crucial link in Motor Control

Movement is controlled by signals between different parts of the brain. Dopamine helps with this, but if there's not enough dopamine, movement can be affected.

People with Parkinson's have tremors, rigidity, and slow movements because they don't have enough dopamine. Dopamine is made in the substantia nigra.

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Dopamine and Pleasure

Dopamine and Pleasure

It rewards our enjoyable experiences (eating tasty food or doing fun things), Motivates us to repeat these behaviors by creating a feeling of pleasure forming addictive patterns.

How dopamine works:

  • Lnked to brain's reward system, released when we do something pleasurable.
  • This creates a sense of pleasure and reinforces the behavior.
  • As a result, we are more likely to do it again (Addictive Patterns).

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Motivation and Goal-directed Behavior

Motivation and Goal-directed Behavior

Dopamine drives goal achievement & staying motivated.💪

  • Dopamine is involved in (motivation, decision-making, and goal-oriented behavior).
  • It prioritizes tasks to help us achieve our goals.
  • Dopamine levels increase when we (anticipate rewards - put necessary effort and achieve rewards).

So, keep chasing those goals and let dopamine keep you motivated along the way! 🎯

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Mood and Emotion

Mood and Emotion

  • Plays crucial role in mood and emotional regulation
  • Low levels (depression), High levels (mania and psychosis).

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Learning and Memory

Learning and Memory

🧠 Plays key role in learning & memory.

🤔 How? By strengthening brain connections, aiding in information retention and recall.

Improper dopamine functioning leads to cognitive disorders like (ADHD and schizophrenia).

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Addiction and Dopamine

Addiction and Dopamine

🧠 By repeated intake, messes brain & craves dose-drugs all the time.

🚫 Addiction is harmful and cause problems in your life.

👀 Watch out for these signs:

  • 🚬 Keep hooked to drugs even when they cause problems
  • 💔 Ignore important things to keep using drugs
  • 💉 Need more and more drugs to feel good
  • 🌅 Spends lot of (time + money) on drugs

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Dopamine - A Powerful Brain Chemical

Dopamine - A Powerful Brain Chemical

  • Dopamine is important for (movement, reward, motivation, and mood regulation, learning, and addiction).
  • Studying dopamine can help us understand . - This may lead to ).
  • By understanding its role, we can gain insights into neurological and psychiatric disorders and more effective treatments 🧠 🔑 🎯.

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SCIENCE FACT

" Drugs make you feel good because of dopamine "

SCIENCE FACT

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