Dopamine 101

Everybody’s talking about dopamine. Most of us associate dopamine with pleasure – or the slump we experience when we don’t feel it. But dopamine is much more than the lift you get when you IG post gets another like, or your sweetie hugs you, or you get another hit of your addiction. What is dopamine? … Read more

GABA 101

GABA blocks impulses between nerve cells in the brain, slowing down activity.

There’s more and more talk about GABA these days. As we learn about the function of neurotransmitters in our brains – and bodies – it becomes very clear that GABA plays a major role in our health, overall. What is GABA? Gamma-aminobutyric acid is our chief inhibitory neurotransmitter. Its principal role is reducing neuronal excitability … Read more

“Ear Porn” (asmr) and how it can help you sleep. (nsfw)

***BEST IF YOU HAVE HEAD PHONES*** ASMR occurs in response to certain stimuli and has also been likened to a ‘head orgasm’. If you haven’t yet heard of ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response), well, things are about to get weird. Defined as a “calming, pleasurable feeling often accompanied by a tingling sensation”, ASMR occurs in … Read more