Why is Smiling Contagious

How is smiling contagious? The optic nerve transmits the image of someone else’s smile to your brain, which causes neurons to fire and release hormones such as dopamine, endorphins and serotonin. Ultimately, these three hormones act as stress relievers/mood-lifters.

Don’t be afraid to smile a little more today!

dr. uruj kamal

dr. uruj kamal

Dr. Uruj Kamal is a third year resident in Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center-University of Massachusetts Medical School. A Stony Brook native, she enjoys combining her knowledge of mental health with healthy living. Dr. Kamal has a special interest in outpatient adult psychiatry.