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All in your head Instructor: George Chavez Lecture 5 9/19/2011
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Manipulation and Responsibility ___________ Those magic little chemicals that influence how you think, feel, and act. ________ by and large act upon neurons by manipulating their release/reuptake
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Manipulation and Responsibility Big surprise, people think they are quite clever “I can make myself faster, stronger, smarter… or just plain make myself feel freakin’ good!” Drugs do have that effect But evolution took thousands of years… you’d think it knows a little better than we do what’s good for us.
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Classes of Drugs _______ Increase energy, alertness, and activity ________ Decrease arousal ________ Lead to drowsiness, insensitivity to pain, and decreased responsiveness __________ Induce sensory distortions
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Opiates were used since the Byzantine era as painkillers Morphine was discovered and extracted in 1804 by Friedrich Sert ürner. “Merck” marketed morphine as a cure for addiction…
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course PSYCH 830:101 taught by Professor ? during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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