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Dopamine is often nicknamed the “feel-good” neurotransmitter, a chemical messenger in your brain that’s involved in how we experience pleasure and joy. Think of it as the brain’s reward system’s gold star, motivating us to go after those things that make us feel great, whether it’s nailing a presentation, enjoying our favorite meal, or laughing with friends. Beyond its role in happiness and reward, dopamine also plays a crucial part in regulating movement, emotional response, and even decision-making. So, it’s not just about feeling good—it’s about helping us take action to achieve those feel-good moments.

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