However, certain variables such as different musical formats and different tasks have been found that Mozart and other musical compositions can have a positive effect on emotions, attention and relaxation. Neurobiologist James McGaugh at the University of California at Irvine says that intense emotions triggers the release of neurotransmitters that are fuel for thinking, planning, feeling good and taking action. These excitable chemicals are: adrenaline (stimulates release of glucose), dopamine (produces positive moods), norepinephrine, peptide (messengers for moods and thinking), serotonin (relaxing/mood regulator) and vasopressin (stress related hormone). . These chemicals can be released in response to exercise.
A neurotransmitter inhibiter called gamma - amino butyric acid or commonly known as GABA, prevents the electrical impulse from moving down the axon. Other inhibitors are mood altering drugs and neurotoxins that change the properties of neurotransmitters and there actions. This inactivation of neurotransmitters is sometimes called "enzymatic degradation".
Physical movements like walking, swimming running increase dopamine production, which is one of the brain's reward chemicals, and modulate our serotonin levels, a mood stabilizer. J. A. Hobson in 1994 stated that when students are drowsy, norepinephrine levels are low or "out of it". As a result, if you stimulate the body to increase stimulating chemical levels, you then can have the brain primed to learn. Teachers ought to recognize that emotional stimuli enhance memory. These concepts can establish the position of exciting the brain by causing the neuron to increase connections with other neurons, which will increase transmission of information.