Your emotions depend on fluctuating levels of neurotransmitters, which case the activation of different parts of the brain responsible for different moods, or activate parts of the brain that trigger the stimulation of the automatic nervous system.
- GABA – Responsible for regulating muscle tone, gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) also regulates the communication between brain cells. It can calms us down by reducing the rate at which our neurone fire.
- Acetylcholine – This is the main neurotransmitter in the parasympathetic nervous system that slows our heart rate, contacts soothe muscles, dilates blood vessels and increases bodily secretions.
- Glutamate – The most abundant neurotransmitter in the vertebrae nervous system, glutamate is used by nerve cells to transmit to other cells. Too much of it can cause cognitive impairments.
- Endorphins – Triggered by the sensation of pain, endorphins work to inhibit the transmission of pain signals. Capable of producing a sense of euphoria, studies have suggested endorphins may also be stimulated by laughter.
- Serotonin – Serotonin is linked to our wellbeing and happiness, and our levels of it are affected by exercise and exposure to sunlight. It also helps to regulate our mood balance, sleep cycle and digestion.
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