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Unformatted text preview: Olds and Milner: motivation vs. reinforcement Parallel to Cocaine Positive feedback - Dopamine: More glue than glee? 1 2.4 The structures and functions of the neuron Diagram, labels, and definitions of neuronal structures 2.5 Communication between neurons (neurotransmission) Vesicles Synapse Excitatory and inhibitory post-synaptic potentials Receptors: The critical substrate for drug effects Enzymes and re-uptake transporters 2.7 Neurotransmitters: definition, criteria, examples First transmitter discovered: Acetylcholine Key transmitters related to psychopathology & addictions 1/ Monoamines: Dopamine Norepinephrine Serotonin 2/Amino Acid transmitters: Endogenous opioids (Endorphins) GABA (brain’s “dimmer switch”) Glutamate (relation to “MSG”) 2...
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- Summer '09
- psychoactive drug effects, effects Phylogenetic recency, Dopamine Norepinephrine Serotonin