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Unformatted text preview: s more to them than that… them We now know that neurons that release different We types of neurotranmiters are also linked to different types of behaviors types Some of the Neurotransmitters 1. Acetylcholine (ACh) • • 3. Released at every motor neuron – skeletal muscle synapses • Botulin – poison blocks ACh release from sending neurons, causing paralysis • Black widow venom – poison causes flood of ACh, violent convulsions Also related to memory (Alzheimer’s link) Dopamine (DA) • • • • 4. Linked to coordination between areas of the brain Implicated in ‘reward’/positive emotional sensation, motivation High levels of DA are associated with schizophrenia and hallucinations Low levels associated with Parkinson’s disease Serotonin (5-HT) • • Implicated in psychological wellness/mood Also linked to areas that control hunger, sleep cycles, and arousal How Does Knowing This Help Us? How By understanding the construction of our By neurons, we can better appreciate the construction of our nervous system and the errors that can occur errors Also, by understanding how our neurons work, Also, we can start to understand how we can measure the activity and changes that occur in the brain the Moving On… Moving We have next Monday off… Then, in our next class, we’ll begin study how Then, these neurons combine to create our nervous system system We’ll focus on the primary area of neuron We’ll concentration studied, the brain concentration We’ll also discuss how psychologists study the We’ll brain and related nervous system nowadays brain...
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2013 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor Shimamura during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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