I found the above picture on the internet, and I’m in a science mood today so
*takes science brain out of cupboard, wipes off dust, puts in head*
I am going to be informing all of you in a condescending and thoroughly irritating science-rant as to why the above picture is wrong. You have been warned.
Here’s a link to where I found it. They want you to pick which of the hormones you’d want to have. I have no issue with that.
I do have an issue, however, with the information you get given to help you decide. Actually, they’re
all right ALL WRONG. SO WRONG.
OK, I can see where the ‘happy’ part of serotonin comes from. Unfortunately, they omit the minor detail that, sans serotonin, you can watch yourself spiral into a depressive slump. Have fun with that one.
The only part of the dopamine one they got a bit right was the ‘passion’ part. Although
*switches on loudspeaker and clears throat*
UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE YEAR.
*switches off loudspeaker* Thank you.
Normal levels of dopamine are fine, and they’re necessary for a lot of brain functions. However, elevate those levels and one of the things you get is aggression. Also schizophrenia
Yeah, I don’t see love anywhere in that.
Also, too little and you get Parkinson’s.
Finally, acetylcholine. I have no idea where these particular ‘functions’ came from, but they’re all wrong. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter. It’s main function is to transport impulses from the synaptic knob *snigger* of one neurone through the synaptic cleft *double snigger* and into another neurone.
And dreaming, memory and learning are all actually controlled by dopamine.
So, it’s a lovely idea, but it might have worked a bit better if they’d got the functions right.
*takes out science brain*
Whew. Glad I got that one off my chest.