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Neurotransmitters–A Primer - Dana Foundation

Neurotransmitters–A Primer - Dana Foundation | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

"The brain contains billions and billions of neurons. These cells communicate with one another by releasing small endogenous chemical messengers, called neurotransmitters, into the synapse, where they are then taken up by specific receptors on neighboring cells. There are many types of neurotransmitters in the brain—what they have in common is that they are produced inside a neuron, released into the synapse, and then cause an excitatory or inhibitory effect on receptor cells, helping to propagate or downgrade action potentials."

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Audrey's comment, January 29, 2013 5:29 AM
Yes, I use this illustration to demonstrate how drugs such as SSRIs work. I find it all fascinaing, Audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk
Artesian Wellness & Recovery's curator insight, May 15, 2014 2:41 PM

A brief yet clear description on neurotransmitters and the role they play.

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Bottles Full of Brain-Boosters | Mind & Brain | DISCOVER Magazine

Bottles Full of Brain-Boosters | Mind & Brain | DISCOVER Magazine | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Tonics laced with neurotransmitters, amino acids, and other active chemicals can sharpen your thinking. Or so they claim."The inspiration for NeuroSonic came from the huge success of energy drinks, the caffeine-loaded potions now earning over $6 billion a year in the United States. The company’s founder, Diana Jenkins, posed a question: “Instead of just having a regular caffeinated energy drink, could we also include nutrients for cognitive enhancement and cognitive health?” Her team searched the scientific literature for compounds, eventually zeroing in on L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea."

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