please help - I'm confused now:
"(...) Researchers found that when the mothers saw happy images of their own baby, activation increased in areas of the brain associated with reward and the neurotransmitter dopamine compared with seeing images of other babies."
This sounds like increasing dopamine activity while I would think this increases oxytocine activity. Same area does not mean same substance, I guess, but they make it look like that.
How strongly is dopamine related to the good feeling? Or is it not?
How much is dopamine involved in joy about the little things in life? Is it involved?