Biochemistry and psychopharmacology have demonstrated the importance of hormones and neurohumors in emotional processes and emotion-related behaviors,35...the latter referring to any activity of an organism as a whole that follows or is influenced by one of the major classes of motivation, including drives and emotions.36
Neurochemists have now discovered about 50 chemicals which alter mood and perception. They can make one happy, sad, sexy, suicidal, obsessed or schizophrenic. The molecular structure of some of these chemicals is known, as are the genes that contain their blueprint.37...These chemicals all appear to produce their effect at the synaptic junction.38...Even though only 50 chemicals so far have been isolated, there are probably in excess of 100 neurotransmitters, precursor enzymes and metabolizing enzymes, all working competitively at the synapses to alter our feelings and perceptions.39...According to Hooper and Teresi, "[T]here is no such thing as a chemical-free reality." The human brain both manufactures and then uses drugs that are constantly changing one's perception of reality.40...This is yet another example of how matter-energy perturbs intelligence.
Any situational event that occurs in one's life results in a perception of that event, which in turn results in the release of neurochemical transmitters that cause a particular emotion or emotions. The emotion or feeling then acts to motivate us toward a displayed behavior. This can be diagrammed as follows:
Outside physical forces are continually perturbing intelligence as previously suggested, thus demonstrating their interrelationship and constant interplay.
There is data based on an evaluation of 4,000 psychiatric patients which would indicate that our moods, feelings and behavior are also influenced by external physical stimuli. The study suggested that what is going on within us has an interrelationship with lunar and solar cycles. Psychotic patients are most pathological during a full moon in the summer or fall. Most suicides occur in spring and fall. People who are vulnerable to motion sickness have greater mood swings in spring and fall. Mood swings may be caused by some combination of changing light cycle, gravitational or electromagnetic field fluctuations, as well as other physical influences.41
The emotions system plays a large role in the memory-recording process. The greater the intensity of any emotion experienced at the time of any event, the stronger the memory-encoding process and the easier the memory can be recalled to consciousness at will. Intense happiness or sadness, mild intoxication, lack of sleep, as well as other things, will influence both what is remembered and when and how it is recalled. Extreme elation will produce a stronger memory than mild happiness. If a person is exposed to information while in a specific mood, that information will more likely be remembered when the person returns to that same mood.42
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