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Cookies and Neurotransmitters

Part of the Brain: The Inside Story exhibition.

Should you eat that cookie?

Neurotransmitters such as dopamine, oxytocin, and cortisol relay messages as you decide whether or not to pick up a tasty treat.

In this interactive, you'll learn how these neurotransmitters shift with feelings like stress, pleasure, and motherly love.