Homeostasis and Parkinson’s: Understanding the 2nd Dopamine Center

Homeostasis and Parkinson’s: Understanding the 2nd Dopamine Center

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Homeostasis and Parkinson’s: Understanding the 2nd Dopamine Center

In my book “Possibilities with Parkinson’s: A Fresh Look,” the insular cortex is described as the second dopamine center. Researchers surmise that the second dopamine center contributes to the nonmotor symptoms associated with the disease and its individualistic presentation. The second dopamine center is largely responsible for our “felt self,” which is the conscious sensation of, “How do I feel today?” Our body and brain require adjustments to maintain safe and even pleasurable body conditions.…

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