molecules of life

dopamine

dopamine #1 (enigmatic maind), 2015

field view size: 0.059 x 0.088 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

neurotransmitter

hormone

vasodilator

brain

cognition

emotion

learning

locomotion

sodium

insulin

lymphocytes

heart rate

fibromyalgia

Parkinson's disease

schizophrenia

amphetamine addiction

cocaine addiction

endocrinology

neuroscience

pharmacology

dopamine #2 (The Thinker), 2015

field view size: 0.029 x 0.044 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

thinker

neurotransmitter

hormone

vasodilator

brain

cognition

emotion

learning

locomotion

sodium

insulin

lymphocytes

heart rate

fibromyalgia

Parkinson's disease

schizophrenia

amphetamine addiction

cocaine addiction

endocrinology

neuroscience

pharmacology

dopamine #3 (thoughts), 2015

field view size: 0.029 x 0.044 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

neurotransmitter

hormone

vasodilator

brain

cognition

emotion

learning

locomotion

sodium

insulin

lymphocytes

heart rate

fibromyalgia

Parkinson's disease

schizophrenia

amphetamine addiction

cocaine addiction

endocrinology

neuroscience

pharmacology

dopamine #4 (motivation), 2015

field view size: 0.029 x 0.044 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

neurotransmitter

hormone

vasodilator

brain

cognition

emotion

learning

locomotion

sodium

insulin

lymphocytes

heart rate

fibromyalgia

Parkinson's disease

schizophrenia

amphetamine addiction

cocaine addiction

endocrinology

neuroscience

pharmacology

dopamine #5 (memories), 2015

field view size: 0.029 x 0.044 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

neurotransmitter

hormone

vasodilator

brain

cognition

emotion

learning

locomotion

sodium

insulin

lymphocytes

heart rate

fibromyalgia

Parkinson's disease

schizophrenia

amphetamine addiction

cocaine addiction

endocrinology

neuroscience

pharmacology

dopamine #6 (nebula of  emotions), 2015

field view size: 0.017 x 0.012 in

print: 52 x 34.6 in / 25.9 x 17.3 in

nebula

neurotransmitter

hormone

vasodilator

brain

cognition

emotion

learning

locomotion

sodium

insulin

lymphocytes

heart rate

fibromyalgia

Parkinson's disease

schizophrenia

amphetamine addiction

cocaine addiction

endocrinology

neuroscience

pharmacology

dopamine #7 (arousal), 2015

field view size: 0.012 x 0.017 in

print: 34.6 x 52 in / 17.3 x 25.9 in

neurotransmitter

hormone

vasodilator

brain

cognition

emotion

learning

locomotion

sodium

insulin

lymphocytes

heart rate

fibromyalgia

Parkinson's disease

schizophrenia

amphetamine addiction

cocaine addiction

endocrinology

neuroscience

pharmacology

dopamine

I feel admiration and fascination when contemplating this fundamental neurotransmitter of our central nervous system and brain. In addition to this, dopamine acts as a hormone for our endocrine system. Our movement, learning, memory, and emotions hinge on its working correctly, as do many other processes. It is the subject of research in neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, 

philosophy, endocrinology, and several other scientific disciplines. Its presence in our lives is too central for us to ignore it or mismanage it, for any alteration of its levels and biochemical processes may unleash serious diseases.

 

Like nebulae, where stars are formed and come to life, is how I perceive these enigmatic images of dopamine: the birthplace of our knowledge, memories, motivations, arousals, and emotions.

This is very likely to be the lead actor in the mental processes of aesthetic, emotional, and cognitive experiences: of the author of these photographs as well as of anyone now watching them.

 

 

 

Antonio Romero

neurotransmitter,

hormone,

vasodilator,

brain,

cognition,

emotion,

learning,

locomotion,

sodium,

insulin,

lymphocytes,

heart rate,

fibromyalgia,

Parkinson's disease,

schizophrenia,

amphetamine addiction,

cocaine addiction,

endocrinology,

neuroscience,

pharmacology

The caption of each work are displayed on the pdf (molecules_of_life_a_romero_2017.pdf) of this project. Please email me for further information.