Updated: Apr 6
Most people think of happiness as an emotion derived from good things happening in their life. But the definition of happy is much more than that. Happiness is an emotion caused by hormonal changes in the brain in response to certain stimuli. These hormones include dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin.
Dopamine is released when we experience pleasure or satisfaction. Serotonin is associated with feelings of well-being and calmness. Oxytocin is sometimes called the "love hormone" because it promotes social bonding and interpersonal relationships.
So, as you can see, happiness is much more than just a momentary feeling. It's a complex mix of chemical reactions that provide us with a sense of well-being, calmness, and pleasure. And, luckily for us, there are many things we can do to trigger these Happy hormones in our brain!
“Happy” a new conceptual mathematical equation drawing by Gabriel Delgado, premiering at Art Miami 2022 with Burgess Modern + Contemporary
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48” x 48”
Ink and Graphite on Strathmore Watercolor Paper, mounted on Canvas