Dopamine Isn’t Just a Happy Chemical

Dopamine Isn’t Just a Happy Chemical

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When we think of the neurotransmitter dopamine, we often imagine it, and other molecules in our brains, as doing one specific thing. But that’s just flat out wrong!

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