neurochemistry love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of the chemical composition and processes of the nervous system and the effects of chemicals on it.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The branch of neuroscience concerned with the chemistry of the nervous system

Etymologies

neuro- +‎ chemistry (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Full disclosure: I believe any belief in ‘free will’ defined as contravening the laws of cause and effect or assuming a significant impetus beyond human neurochemistry is irrational and incorrect.

    A Coda on Free Will

  • Even though the neurochemistry is not completely understood, it seems undeniable that people take pleasure in solving problems ...

    Michael Horn: The Khan Academy Brings Disrupting Class to Life

  • I'm not kidding, this guy deals in neurochemistry, molecular biology, C++ and OOP programming, dealing with brain-registering medical equipment.

    Getting My Scottish Blood Up

  • Pehr Dubb's Gold Medal, for research in neurochemistry, The Medical Society of

    Arvid Carlsson - Curriculum Vitae

  • Experience of non-behavioural or ex vivo studies such as neurochemistry, pharmacodynamic markers or amyloid measurements would be considered an advantage.

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  • A clever contrarian might pick a couple of these and show how science actually sheds more light than is usually supposed — evolutionary biology and neurochemistry make headway on the “mysteries of love” after all.

    Faux Passing?

  • They discovered that the particles inhaled by the mice—each particle less than one-thousandth the width of a human hair—somehow affected the brain, causing inflammation and altering neurochemistry among neurons involved in learning and memory.

    The Hidden Toll of Traffic Jams

  • * Why we love gambling: almost winning is almost as good as actually winning, as far as our neurochemistry is concerned.

    Things I’ve Enjoyed on the Internet Today « Gerry Canavan

  • Elemental gratitude is yet another method of practicing gratitude, which modern science suggests decreases physical pain, promotes overall well-being, increases alertness, improves relationships, alters the neurochemistry of the brain for the better and helps to bring about better, deeper sleep in its practitioners.

    Olivia Rosewood: Please Meditate: Practice Gratitude Like the Ancients

  • He also throws in a bit of neurochemistry, assuming no prior knowledge of biology, chemistry or psychology.

    The Ultimate Brain Quest

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