10 ways to trick your brain into feeling like you're in love

There's nothing like the feeling of being in love - your heart pounds, you feel floaty, and everything seems just awesome. Unfortunately, if you're relying on another person to give you that loving feeling, you're bound to be disappointed. At some point they'll let you down, break your heart, or just go away for the… » 2/14/11 10:00am 2/14/11 10:00am

Deprive Yourself of Sleep and Your Neurons Will Get You High

People who are sleep-deprived often report getting a "second wind" where they suddenly wake up and feel great — though they are still too fatigued to do any major problem-solving. A group of researchers have discovered there's a good reason for this. Sleep deprivation floods your brain with dopamine » 8/20/08 7:00am 8/20/08 7:00am, the very same…

A New Street Drug That Boosts Your Brain's Ability to Get High

It turns out the gateway drug for amphetamine addiction is a substance provided by your own brain. The culprit protein is called DAT, so named because it is a dopamine transporter — and dopamine is the feel-good, get-motivated neurotransmitter that keeps you happy, hungry, and full of energy. Just as some people are… » 3/24/08 5:00pm 3/24/08 5:00pm