dopamine molecule necklace
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate emotional responses, and it enables us not only to see rewards, but to take action to move toward them. This necklace is perfect for anybody interested in neurochemistry and the intricate ways neurotransmitters effect our behaviour.
The pendant is a minimalistic, geometric representation of the dopamine molecule.
Pendants are available in 4 finishes:
- matte black steel
- polished nickel steel
- bronze steel
- polished brass
45 cm long black curb chain in iron based alloy. Closes with lobster clasp.
Pendant measures 63mm x 30mm x 3mm and weighs cca 4 grams.
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The substance - a.k.a. "motivation hormone"
In the brain, dopamine functions as a neurotransmitter — a chemical released by neurons (nerve cells) to send signals to other nerve cells. The brain includes several distinct dopamine pathways, one of which plays a major role in reward-motivated behavior. Most types of rewards increase the level of dopamine in the brain, and many addictive substances increase dopamine neuronal activity.
Dopamine was first synthesized in 1910 by George Barger and James Ewens at Wellcome Laboratories in London, England and first identified in the human brain by Kathleen Montagu in 1957. It was named dopamine because it is a monoamine whose precursor in the Barger-Ewens synthesis is 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (levodopa or L-DOPA).
Dopamine, DA, 2-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)ethylamine, 3,4-Dihydroxyphenethylamine, 3-Hydroxytyramine, Oxytyramine, Prolactin inhibiting factor/hormone, Intropin, Revivan.