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Lecture 4

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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSY 2301
Professor
Andra Smith
Lecture
4

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How Do Neurons Communicate
and Adapt?

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How Do Neurons Communicate
and Adapt?
Focus on Classic Research
A Chemical Message
Varieties of Neurotransmitters
Neurotransmitter Systems and Behaviour
Role of Synapses in Learning and Memory

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Focus on Classic Research
The Basis of Neural Communication in a
Heartbeat
Otto Loewi (1921)
Frog heart experiment
Role of the the vagus nerve and the
neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) in slowing
heart rate
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