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  1. #1 admiration and adoration 
    Forum Sophomore Hymenophyllum's Avatar
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    What is produced by our brain when we are admired and adored. For example we did something and reaction is like: you're amazing, it's wonderful etc.
    I'd like to know name of the substance.

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    Forum Radioactive Isotope skeptic's Avatar
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    There are a number of pleasure chemicals. I would suggest two are involved in this case.
    1. Dopamine, which stimulates pleasure centres of the brain.
    2. Oxytocin - the "love hormone" which causes you to respond to a loving person by returning their affection.

    However, endorphins are often involved in pleasure when stimulated in other ways, such as an orgasm.

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    Forum Professor Zwolver's Avatar
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    The brain is the only known thing that can reward itself. Pretty deep.

    "The mind is a terrible thing to waste!"

    Anyone know where this quote comes from its an oldie
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

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