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Dopamine rules brain cognitive domains

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A new study identifies the significant role of dopamine in the brain's cognitive tasks.
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"The brains of people with Parkinson's disease contain almost no dopamine."  

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At 37, I was diagnosed with 3rd stage breast cancer. A survivor, I've decided to devote my life to love, healing, good food, connections, and spreading joy. Touch is supremely important to our health. It strengthens our immune systems, fights depression, increases happiness, and well being. Touch is a fundamental need, and most of us get far too little of it. Let's change that.
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Dopamine helps with math rules as well as mood

Dopamine helps with math rules as well as mood | Hugs for Health | Scoop.it
Rule-applying neurons work better under the influence of the happy hormone, researchers have found. The chemical messenger dopamine – otherwise known as the happiness hormone – is important not only for motivation and motor skills.

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Why the touch-deprived can’t wait for Portland’s ‘cuddle shop’ | Tiffany Field

Why the touch-deprived can’t wait for Portland’s ‘cuddle shop’  | Tiffany Field | Hugs for Health | Scoop.it
Tiffany Field: Touch deprivation is on the rise and can lead to aggression, depression and bad health. No wonder there’s a market for hugs
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Dopamine rules brain cognitive domains

Dopamine rules brain cognitive domains | Hugs for Health | Scoop.it
A new study identifies the significant role of dopamine in the brain's cognitive tasks.
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"The brains of people with Parkinson's disease contain almost no dopamine."  

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How the power of touch reduces pain and even fights disease

How the power of touch reduces pain and even fights disease | Hugs for Health | Scoop.it
When Jim Coan scanned the brains of married women in pain, he spotted changes that may help to shed light on an age-old mystery. As soon as the women touched the hands of their husbands, there was an instant drop in activity in the areas of the brains involved in fear, danger, and threat. The women, who had been exposed to experimental pain while they were scanned, were calmer and less stressed, and a similar, but smaller, effect was triggered by the touch of strangers.
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How An Extra Touch Can Improve Your Health

How An Extra Touch Can Improve Your Health | Hugs for Health | Scoop.it
Who says you have to keep your hands to yourself? When Diana Spechler steps out of her comfort zone, she discovers that a little extra physical contact can go a long way.

By Diana Spechler

Recently, on a crowded bus, I found myself pressed ...
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10 Reasons Why Oxytocin Is The Most Amazing Molecule In The World

10 Reasons Why Oxytocin Is The Most Amazing Molecule In The World | Hugs for Health | Scoop.it
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The Healing Power of Touch: Tickling Reduces Stroke-Induced Brain Damage in Rats

The Healing Power of Touch: Tickling Reduces Stroke-Induced Brain Damage in Rats | Hugs for Health | Scoop.it
Tickling a rat's whiskers after it has a stroke prevents brain damage
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The 10 Dog Breeds That Enjoy Cuddling The Most

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The Healing Power of Touch

The Healing Power of Touch | Hugs for Health | Scoop.it
These four hands-on therapies can ease your stress, anxiety, pain, and more. Read on to find the best remedy for you.
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