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Dopamine is released in anticipation of a reward. Does the brain release other neurotransmitters besides dopamine in anticipation of a reward?

I'm wondering if the mere thought of a reward will trigger the release of small amounts of other neurotransmitters like endorphins. It would help explain how dopamine would work.

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  • $\begingroup$ To give some context, I'm wondering if in the human brain, physical actions are similar to thoughts of those actions. If so, it would explain why addiction may occur. If a physical action leads to pleasure, the thought of it may lead to it also. Neural pathways to both memories. If so, then this would explain why dopamine is involved in both anticipations of rewards as well as rewards. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 4, 2023 at 18:35
  • $\begingroup$ Do you know what is dopamine? Why is it be? For example adrenaline is a hormon of fear, and dopamine is a hormon of why? $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 5, 2023 at 21:33
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure. Maybe you can explain it to me. Did you understand my additional comment? I'm sorry if my comment wasn't clear. Do you have a biology background? $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 6, 2023 at 1:30
  • $\begingroup$ Do you have a biology background - i haven't) but im sure that no one here who have it are able to answer the question why dopamine is involved, thay are mostly donno i think. mostly because thay are learn only that dopamine is involved as a fact, but without why. but it is also interesting or me, will someone available to answer). $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 6, 2023 at 1:50
  • $\begingroup$ also you can read this : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dopamine_hypothesis_of_schizophrenia but there are lots of excessive information and specific terms, like mostly on wiki, that make text more hard to understanding $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 6, 2023 at 1:56

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