Chemicals responsible for our emotions.

@alokn99 (5718)
India
March 25, 2009 2:22am CST
Our emotions and feelings are aptly expressed and undertood with words, happy, hate,love,joy..... We have advanced in leaps and bounds in understanding the human body, its entire make up and have tried to understand the reasons behind our emotions. Researchers have linked our emotions to the release of chemicals/hormones in our brain and in our body. Sometimes even though i appreciate the advances made, I get the feel that somethings are best not dwelled into too much . I mean would it not feel kind of strange if we start referring to these emotions with chemical names ? I'm feeling happy as have had a serotonin blast I got angry as had an omocysteine release. I feel love as Oxytocined. Do you think i'm sounding kind of wierd or having some short supply of dopamine ?
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
25 Mar 09
Yep, you're definitely sounding weird mate! (And the scary part is that dopamine has absolutely nothing to do with it!) When I first saw that you had placed a new discussion in panda spanking, my adrenaline surged. The endorphins rushed into my brain and euphoria kicked in. Normally I may have attributed some of these feelings to an energy drink full of aspartamine, taurine and caffeine; but I didn't actually have a can of energy drink this morning. So all I can surmise is that it's eustress at it's best! The question now is what will I feel once these endorphins have completed their journey through my body? Will the euphoria remain or will I be reduced into a quivering blob that's reminiscent of a ketamine junkie's posture?
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
25 Mar 09
HAHa. Now you are sounding like a biolinguistic geek. This is what i wanted to get to. What if everything we relate to as feelings and emotions starts getting described fom an ...amine point of view. There is a queer and wierd feel to it. Maybe that or..and not dopamine. Then what ?
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
26 Mar 09
Anything's possible I guess! All it'd take is savvy marketing and a constant push by a corporation to make a product name a mainstream term and the rest would be history! I just hope that I don't have to start learning "Englamine" as a new dialect anytime soon.
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
26 Mar 09
Englamine.. It's quite possible James, if one considers how the computers have changed a lot of our vocabulary
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
26 Mar 09
This is funny but I know that before long this will be implemented in our speech pattern and literature. Already a few are being absorbed in English literature. This generation finds ADRENALINE cool and happening and so are several web jargons. The language of English has seen some drastic evolution over the years. Change is good as long as its for the better and again this good-better thing is relative. I would rather love the beautiful vocabulary instead of this kind of terminology. After all there is a difference between prose literature and science literature.
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
26 Mar 09
It seems to be already finding it's way through Mimpi. Adrenaline rush. drowning in cortisol (being stressed out) exogenous serotonin I even read a poem with oxytocin. The beautiful vocabulary is getting a lot of this biolinguistic jargon added to it.
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
30 Mar 09
Really! I would find it extremely difficult to actually get to the imagery and vision of the poem! it would be like visualising those age old chemical labs with some weird bearded professor experimenting with the testtubes!
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
30 Mar 09
But now you have to assume a bio geek, long haired, thick glasses, jeans and more,
@riyasam (16582)
• India
26 Mar 09
i seriously didnot know dopamine was responsible for my emotions,i thought it was progestrone and estrogen(the reason why there are mood swings in a pregnant female) which is found in a relatively lesser number in the males and of course there is oxytocin.(now i have forgotten what sort of emotions it causes)
@alokn99 (5718)
• India
26 Mar 09
We go through a lot emotions otherwise. And if the oxytocin experience is forgotten, maybe there is another hormone/chemical which has something to with that ? This amine and tocins seem to be truly confusing me.. Thanks