What is dopamine?

Hi! Can I get an explanation on what is dopamine?

Hi Harshini!

  • Dopamine is an important chemical messenger involved in reward, motivation, memory, attention and even regulating body movements.
  • Dopamine is known as the feel-good neurotransmitter a chemical that ferries information between neurons. It is a chemical found naturally in the human body. It is a neurotransmitter, meaning it sends signals from the body to the brain.
  • The brain releases it when we eat food that we crave, contributing to feelings of pleasure and satisfaction as part of the reward system. The right balance of dopamine is vital for both physical and mental wellbeing.