Brain Neurotrasnmitters Induce our Emotions and Reactions
Understanding deep thinking
Since WOSCOM is a music band our first goal is to release music songs. This, as many human beings’ daily activities, involves a bunch of chemical reactions. Our body is a wonderful machine which is not replicable while our brain is the main part of a sort of closed circuit which is not computable.
On this website is a blog called “the loop flow” and, like all blogs, it involves thinking, sometimes even deep thinking is what is needed for a more comprehensive attempt to reach a higher communication level through words. A blog requires, above all, a direct experience with life, meaning you go out face society, argue, encounter problems and seek for a solution, sometimes you figure out a solution, sometimes huff prevails and so you need to share it on a blog, sometimes you just rock and also need to share it on a blog.
But what is this feeling we all have? How is that we find ourselves through these situations and then feel the need to share it with family or friends or type an article or two to share it “with the world”?
Well, here is a small deepening about the chemical reactions involved when we are awake as well as when we are asleep… right… sleep… but that’s a whole other chapter!
What is Serotonin and How it Works…
Approximately 90% of the human body‘s total serotonin is located in the enterochromaffin cells in the GI tract, where it is used to regulate intestinal movements. The serotonin is secreted luminally and basolaterally which leads to increased serotonin uptake by circulating platelets and activation after stimulation, which gives increased stimulation of myenteric neurons and gastrointestinal motility. The remainder is synthesized in serotonergic neurons of the CNS, where it has various functions. These include the regulation of mood, appetite, and sleep. Serotonin also has some cognitive functions, including memory and learning. Modulation of serotonin at synapses is thought to be a major action of several classes of pharmacological antidepressants.
What about Dopamine then?
In the brain, dopamine functions as a neurotransmitter—a chemical released by neurons (nerve cells) to send signals to other nerve cells. The brain includes several distinct dopamine pathways, one of which plays a major role in reward-motivated behavior. Most types of rewards increase the level of dopamine in the brain, and many addictive drugs increase dopamine neuronal activity. Other brain dopamine pathways are involved in motor control and in controlling the release of various hormones. These pathways and cell groups form a dopamine system which is neuromodulatory.
Inside the brain, dopamine plays important roles in executive functions, motor control, motivation, arousal, reinforcement, and reward, as well as lower-level functions including lactation, sexual gratification, and nausea. The dopaminergic cell groups and pathways make up the dopamine system which is neuromodulatory.
Talking about Mobilization and Norepinephrine..
The general function of norepinephrine is to mobilize the brain and body for action. Norepinephrine release is lowest during sleep, rises during wakefulness, and reaches much higher levels during situations of stress or danger, in the so-called fight-or-flight response. In the brain, norepinephrine increases arousal and alertness, promotes vigilance, enhances formation and retrieval of memory, and focuses attention; it also increases restlessness and anxiety. In the rest of the body, norepinephrine increases heart rate and blood pressure, triggers the release of glucose from energy stores, increases blood flow to skeletal muscle, reduces blood flow to the gastrointestinal system, and inhibits voiding of the bladder and gastrointestinal motility.
A variety of medically important drugs work by altering the actions of norepinephrine systems. Norepinephrine itself is widely used as an injectable drug for the treatment of critically low blood pressure.