The Happy Chemicals of Our Brain and the Effects of Social Media

The brain releases dopamine when we approach a reward, and serotonin when we get respect. Oxytocin gives us a good feeling when we trust, and endorphin makes us feel good when we’re injured. These happy chemicals evolved to do a job, not to surge all the time.

We can build new neural pathways to turn on our happy chemicals in new ways with the help of Social media like Facebook and Twitter.


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