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

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Understanding how the brain changes and develops
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Children’s brains develop faster with music training

Children’s brains develop faster with music training | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
Five-year USC study finds significant differences between kids who learned to play instruments and those who didn’t.
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“Now or Never Bottleneck” Explains Language Acquisition

“Now or Never Bottleneck” Explains Language Acquisition | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
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To Help Students Learn, Engage the Emotions

To Help Students Learn, Engage the Emotions | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
“It is literally neurobiologically impossible to think deeply about things that you don’t care about,” says the neuroscientist Mary Helen Immordino-Yang.
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13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
Enjoy our HTML 5 interactive infographic that exaplains why infographics are so successful

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Nice visual explanation... of why the brain loves visual information
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Human brain folding demonstrated in the lab!

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Uncorrected farsightedness linked to literacy deficits in preschoolers

Uncorrected farsightedness linked to literacy deficits in preschoolers | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
A study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has shown that uncorrected farsightedness (hyperopia) in preschool children is associated with significantly worse performance on a test of early literacy.
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Does This Count as Fair?

Does This Count as Fair? | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
A new study reports the ability to count is the biggest predictor of how children will divide resources.
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Does an "M" Sound Round to You?

Does an "M" Sound Round to You? | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
Research shows that some consonants evoke certain shapes no matter what language you speak
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Languages less arbitrary than long assumed

Languages less arbitrary than long assumed | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
It is a cornerstone of theoretical linguistics: the principle of arbitrariness, according to which the form of a word doesn’t tell you anything about its m ...
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Children who understand emotions become more attentive over time

Children who understand emotions become more attentive over time | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
What is going on in the minds of young children when it seems they are daydreaming or appear to be scatterbrained? A study that my coauthor, Susanne A Denh ...
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New Theory of How the Brain Generates Our Perceptions of the World | Neuroscience News

New Theory of How the Brain Generates Our Perceptions of the World | Neuroscience News | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
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Understanding Thoughts of Others Enables Kids to Lie | Neuroscience News

Understanding Thoughts of Others Enables Kids to Lie | Neuroscience News | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
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Fixing the Failure Model

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Are we looking for dyslexia too late? Ongoing research at Boston Children’s Hospital shows that brain imaging and a child’s family history of dyslexia, among a multifaceted array of other factors, can point to a predisposition for dyslexia well before that child ever steps foot in a kindergarten classroom. For schools and parents, this opens the possibility that struggling readers could receive interventions from the very start of their educational careers, offering them a better chance to succeed as learners and readers.
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Your Brain Has A "Delete" Button--Here's How To Use It

Your Brain Has A "Delete" Button--Here's How To Use It | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.
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Semantic brain atlas created with fMRI

Semantic brain atlas created with fMRI | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
Jack Gallant and Berkeley colleagues have used fMRI to understand how language-related information is represented and processed in the human brain.  Brain blood flow changes were measured once ever…
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New Ways Into the Brain’s ‘Music Room’

New Ways Into the Brain’s ‘Music Room’ | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
M.I.T. researchers have devised a radical approach to brain imaging that reveals what past studies missed about neural responses to music.
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Literacy app improves school readiness in at-risk preschoolers

Literacy app improves school readiness in at-risk preschoolers | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
Using mobile apps in preschool classrooms may help improve early literacy skills and boost school readiness for low-income children, according to research. "Guided use of an educational app may be a source of motivation and engagement for children in their early years," said the study's author. "The purpose of our study was to examine if a motivating app could accelerate children's learning, which it did."
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Both hemispheres of the brain process numbers

Both hemispheres of the brain process numbers | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
Researchers have located an important region for the visual processing of numbers in the human brain and showed that it is active in both hemispheres. The scientists published high resolution magnetic resonance recordings of this region.
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Artificial Neural Network Learns to Use Human Language

Artificial Neural Network Learns to Use Human Language | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed an artificial neural network that has been able to communicate with and learn human language.
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Subliminal Messages Influence Our Experience of Pain - Scientific American

Subliminal Messages Influence Our Experience of Pain - Scientific American | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
The brain can learn to associate certain images with more or less pain, even if the images never reach our awareness
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Scientists Can Now Predict Intelligence From Brain Activity | WIRED

Scientists Can Now Predict Intelligence From Brain Activity | WIRED | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
Science fiction is one step closer to reality.
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Children learn from stress and failure: all the more reason you shouldn't do their homework

Children learn from stress and failure: all the more reason you shouldn't do their homework | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
A recent report by the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards has suggested that parents are helping children cheat by completing their s ...
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Repetition Boosts Recall | Neuroscience News

Repetition Boosts Recall | Neuroscience News | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
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Action video games improve brain function more than so-called 'brain games'

Action video games improve brain function more than so-called 'brain games' | The Brain Might Learn that Way | Scoop.it
From "brain games" designed to enhance mental fitness, to games used to improve real-world problems, to games created purely to entertain, today's video ga ...
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