5 Brain Chemicals that Influence Mood

Serotonin: Aids memory and learning and contributes to feelings of well-being and happiness.

Dopamine: Associated with the brain's pleasure and reward center and linked to motivation and memory.

Glutamate; Helps with cognitive function, alertness, memory and learning.

Norepinephrine: Assists in the fight-or-flight response and helps moderate mood by alleviating depression and anxiety.

GABA: Acts as the main inhibitory neurotransmitter and helps increase feelings of calm and relaxation, reduce stress and pain, and improve sleep and concentration.