S03E23: The Neuroscience of Happiness

In this episode, I explore the wonderful world of Neuroscience and Happiness!

 

How the Brain Creates Emotions:
Traditional: triune brain
Constructivist: our brains predict

 

AFFECT
Inside body (interception)
Senses
Body budget
Affective realism
Propaganda of emotion

UNPLEASANT TO PLEASANT
AGITATION TO CALM

Neurochemistry
Dopamine
Cortisol
Adrenaline
Serotonin
Endorphins
Endocannaboids
Oxytocin

How to trigger more Serotonin
Gratitude
Sunlight
Nature
NLP
Mindfulness
Music
Exercise
Positive Psychology
Present Awareness
Diet
Reflection

How to trigger more Dopamine
Goal setting
New Experiences
Hope
Learning
Motivating ourselves
Music
Challenging ourselves
Creativity
Control
Sports
Meditation
Stories

How to trigger more Oxytocin
Hugs
Sex
Conversations with friends
Pets
Touch
Watching movies or reading
Group activities
Karaoke
Sports

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