In a previous post, you read about neurons and how their actions can be affected by particular drugs. The recreational drug MDMA (“Ecstasy”) has been one area of research. MDMA releases serotonin and dopamine and produces enhanced mood with increased sense of...
Neurons in certain brain areas are specific in which neurotransmitters they release and receive. This means that their action can be affected by particular drugs, both medical and recreational, before their release into the synapse and also during their uptake by the...
The “describe” command term in a Short Answer Question (SAQ) requires that you give a detailed account of a concept, theory, or study. For example, you might be asked to describe localisation with reference to one relevant study, one study investigating a...
Psychologists taking a biological approach seek to understand how neural networks develop over a life span and in response to environment or injury. While repetition and learning strengthens some networks, others are lost due to neural pruning. The term...
Research on the effects of dopamine on behaviour has determined that this neurostransmitter is strongly associated with motivation, learning and pleasure. Fisher et al. (2005) aimed to understand the role of dopamine in motivation. Aim: Determine the role of dopamine...
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