Thursday, 4 March 2010

Play Continued...

Dopamine has many functions in the brain, including important roles in behaviour and cognition voluntary movement, motivation, punishment & reward. This can be commonly associated with the pleasure system- providing feelings of enjoyment & reinforcement to motivate a person pro actively to perform certain activities.

The chemical is released by naturally rewarding experiences such as food, sex, drugs & neutral stimuli that become associated with them. Dopamine is closely associated with reward- seeking behaviours such as approach, consumption & addiction.

“Happiness is a state. Pleasure is a moment within that state.”

The Happiness Formula, BBC 2 (2006)

Molecular symbol for Dopamine multiplied to generate patterns

Pattern altered slightly to create a balanced pattern ready to be lasercut

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