Dopamine Autobiography

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Neurologically, there is a chemical called Dopamine. Dopamine is released whenever we as humans find enjoyment in an activity. I will not pretend to be an expert on the chemical compounds and neurological travel of Dopamine, but I know my strongest reaction to it. All of my life I have felt the most happy when I have been surrounded by music. I’m not by any means an expert on music or even remotely gifted in it, but music has consistently been the most important part of my life.

The earliest memories I have are centered around the soundtrack behind them. I was always dancing around in my room, singing off key. Two of my personal favorites to listen to as a young girl were Elvis and the Beatles. Elvis was the first notion of a “heart-throb” I had, and at age five was quite the dedicated fangirl. One Halloween, armed with my
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Far from the guitar filled rifts of the Rolling Stones, the Jonas Brothers captured my heart. At 10 years old, I was convinced someday I would be Mrs. Jonas. Many of the milestones I saw marking adulthood were taken by floppy haired bandmates. My first concert was a night filled with blood, sweat, tears, and the Jonas Brothers. Another pinnacle of musical maturity was buying my first Rolling Stone magazine. For years I was in awe at the idea of a magazine whose sole purpose was music. I desperately wanted to buy one and when the Jonas Brothers graced the cover I was able to. From that one issue on, I knew I was on my way to adulthood. Several years after the Jonas Brothers, I was hit with the new-age British Invasion. Accents and attitude stole my heart when I heard One Direction. Yet again, my parents and I were caught up in the sea of posters, albums, and tv specials. By 15, I was dying to make a pilgrimage for a concert. I was willing to drive to the ends of the Earth for Harry Styles. I settled for seven and a half hours on a Saturday morning to

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