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Neurotransmitters–A Primer - Dana Foundation

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"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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Inside Mecca

For over 1400 years, Mecca has been one of the most important cities in the Arabian Peninsula. By the middle of the 6th century, there were three major settl...

 

As the heart of Islam, Mecca brings in pilgrims from around the world.  This documentary gives a great overview of the historical, spiritual and cultural reasons why this is sacred space to over one billion Muslims.  Additionally, this documentary contains an analysis of the logistics that are a part of the Hajj.  

 

Tags: Islam, tourism, place, transportation, religion, Middle East, culture. 

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Improving our Child’s Spelling Skills – Part 3

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using words in contexts, help our children use words in context...
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Inside The Teenage Brain | FRONTLINE | PBS (Article & Video)

Inside The Teenage Brain | FRONTLINE | PBS (Article & Video) | My Daily Pages | Scoop.it

"It's the mystery of mysteries -- especially to parents -- the unpredictable and sometimes incomprehensible moods and behaviors of the American teenager. Generations of adults have pondered its cause. Hormones? Rock music? Boredom? Drugs?

In "Inside the Teenage Brain," FRONTLINE chronicles how scientists are exploring the recesses of the brain and finding some new explanations for why adolescents behave the way they do. These discoveries could change the way we parent, teach, or perhaps even understand our teenagers."

 

View the full 60 minute program in Windows Media and RealPlayer.


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Driven to distraction: How to help wired students learn to focus

Driven to distraction: How to help wired students learn to focus | My Daily Pages | Scoop.it
Today's digital technologies are creating an easily distracted generation with short attention spans. Here's one way to fight back.

 

More thoughts on how to use technology to improve educational focus. 


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Tony Hall's comment, November 18, 2012 7:58 PM
Very interesting! And relevant, too.
Jacqueline Kassteen's comment, December 13, 2012 6:40 AM
We also found new research on how technology is changing student’s learning behaviour. This article might interest you: http://monitor.icef.com/2012/12/new-insights-on-characteristics-of-us-college-students/
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Persuasive Games - Games & Simulations

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Persuasive Games has a diverse portfolio of successful videogames. These games are designed for advertisers, public policy makers, corporate trainers, educators, news organizations—as well as ordinary people.

We strive to push the envelope of traditional game design while demonstrating the power of games as a persuasive medium. The result is a powerful thought adventure leading to new ways of thinking.

 


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United Nations’ Day

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celebrating UN's day in Changchun. "Let us unite, seven billion strong, in the name of the global common good." UN Secretary - General Ban Ki-moon.
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Your brain is a rain forest | OdeWire

Your brain is a rain forest | OdeWire | My Daily Pages | Scoop.it

People with conditions like ADHD, dyslexia and mood disorders are routinely labeled “disabled”. But differences among brains are as enriching—and essential—as differences among plants and animals. Welcome to the new field of neurodiversity.


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