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This is where brain chemicals such as dopamine or endorphins come into play. Christianity Today (2000)The threshold depends on brain chemicals such as dopamine. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Also contain a chemical we need to make the feelgood brain chemical dopamine. The Sun (2008)It strips your brain of dopamine and messes you up. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It releases a shot of dopamine into your brain which gives you a warm glow. The Sun (2009)The cause is unknown but it is thought to be due to an imbalance of the chemical dopamine in the brain. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is caused by a lack of dopamine, the chemical that controls movement. The Sun (2008)It helps you produce dopamine, which makes you learn faster. The Sun (2014)Studies have shown that small amounts of alcohol can increase the release of dopamine in the brain which is linked to positive feelings. Times, Sunday Times (2014)People whose enzymes work slowly find it harder to handle stress because their enzymes cannot clear the dopamine and their brains become overwhelmed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It floods the brain with dopamine, the hormone involved in motivation and reward. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In those of modern neuroscience, it is the result of an abundance of serotonin and dopamine. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)If you have too little serotonin or dopamine, you can feel depressed. The Sun (2008)While these are stimulants, they have a paradoxically calming and focusing effect by boosting dopamine and serotonin. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A natural brain chemical called dopamine is involved in all forms of addiction. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The condition is caused by a lack of dopamine - a chemical that sends messages to the brain to control movement. The Sun (2008)The samples are tested for dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin to assess how they handle risky and emotional situations and deal with empathy. The Sun (2016)Parkinson's is caused by a lack of dopamine, a chemical essential for movement. The Sun (2008)It also indirectly affects feel-good chemical dopamine, which helps explain its addictive quality. The Sun (2015)Parkinson's is caused when a person doesn't have enough of a chemical called dopamine in the brain. The Sun (2011)But when you are driving a car, the dopamine and the serotonin and all the fun drugs that normally course through your body just dry up. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Cheese contains an amino acid that makes us feel contented, while the fat makes our brains produce extra dopamine, which makes us feel happy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

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