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Ray Isenburg

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What chemical makes us motivated?
« on: 07/02/2009 11:30:02 »
Ray Isenburg  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hey Everybody,

I have always wondered if there was a chemical of some sort in humans that actually makes someone motivated. Is it something that can actually be measured or is it something that is determined by your emotions?

cheers!

Ray I.
Massachusetts, United States

What do you think?


 

Offline Chemistry4me

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What chemical makes us motivated?
« Reply #1 on: 08/02/2009 01:09:26 »
Adrenaline?
 

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What chemical makes us motivated?
« Reply #2 on: 08/02/2009 13:19:21 »
Au?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 09/02/2009 07:23:46 »
That's gold! :D
 

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What chemical makes us motivated?
« Reply #4 on: 09/02/2009 08:13:02 »
Adrenaline?
That would also be my guess along with perhaps some of the thyroid chemicals and hormones..
 

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« Reply #5 on: 11/02/2009 09:17:44 »
There is a cocktail of chemicals that stimulate motivation. They also vary between women and men. check out: http://www.psych2.phil.uni-erlangen.de/~oschult/humanlab/research/endocrine.htm [nofollow]
 

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What chemical makes us motivated?
« Reply #6 on: 11/02/2009 22:34:05 »
That is an interesting question.  There is no simple answer, though.  I think B vitamins helps a person stay energized, and, perhaps, motivated. 
 

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