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Does The Neurotransmitter Dopamine Have Something To Do With Creativity
Not specifically: Creativity is not from a single neurotransmitter, but is a complicated process involving a whole person and his/her entire brain. For instance, when we're very anxious, our creativity suffers because our alarm system amygdala is in charge -- we're just trying to survive. When we can relax, we see more possibilities, & find creative solutions. Our prefrontal cortex -- & more -- activate! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A neurotransmitter is a chemical messenger that carries, boosts and modulates signals between neurons and other cells in the body. In most cases, a neurotransmitter is released from the axon terminal after an action potential has reached the synapse. The neurotransmitter then crosses the synaptic gap to reach the receptor site of the ...Read more
They don't: Benzodiazepines increase the activity and potentcy of gaba receptors, which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter. Increasing the activity of gaba decreases anxiety and is sedating to lesser or greater degrees, which is why benzodiazepines are used for insomnia, panic attacks, and anxiety. ...Read more
Can a pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma cause an increase in dopamine production or similar effects in any other neurotransmitter processes?
Please explain what levels of neurotransmitters a tourette patient has to have, serotonin, dopamine, adrenalin & norepinephrine, thank you?
Go after it!: Kenneth, that's a great question. I encourage you to get a Ph.D. in neurobiology and devote your career to finding out the answer, because if you do, you will win about three Nobel Prizes in Medicine. In fact, you'll win if you can find an effective way to measure?neurotransmitters in the living brain all at once for more than a minute at a stretch AT ALL, let alone for Tourette's. ...Read more
Brain Power: Very good question. De-codifying the synchronization of the brain chemicals during different tasks is an evolving science at this time. With functional MRI technology some of the pathways activated during learning, reading and memorizing are now being mapped. Acetylcholine, glutamate and Dopamine are released in different areas of the brain during concentration and memory processing. ...Read more
Compulsive shopping: In people who use shopping compulsively, buying things can bring a Dopamine rush. This is the case when people who use other substances or behaviors compulsively, do their habit. In people who shop normally, this "dopamine rush" does not happen. They can simply buy what they need for their lives rather than for other reasons. http://tinyurl.com/3269e8. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Come again?: Please repost your question and explain what dopamine "levels" you mean (because the term "dopamine levels" is meaningless), how these "levels" were measured & by whom, & what you think you expect to achieve by raising these imaginary "levels." ...Read more
What do you suggest if my dopamine levels are low, does anyone know something that actually brings it normal?
Please clarify: Please repost your question providing the following info: 1) Where these dopamine "levels" are in your body: Feet? Spit? Left eyeball? 2) how & why you THINK you have "low" levels & what clinical effect that has; 3) what lab measured your dopamine "levels" & what the numerical values were; & 4) what you think increasing your dopamine "levels" will achieve. Thank you. ...Read more