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Lecture 6

Lecture 6

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Michael Inzlicht
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 6 September 29 Manipulating Action Potentials 1) Alter the amount of neurotransmitter release -Amphetamines cause massive dumping of catecholamines, (e.g. dopamine) increasing the amount of neurotransmitter released. 2) Block the removal of the neurotransmitter from the synapse (SSRIs) (cocaine blocks reuptake of Dopamine in nucleus accumbens) 3) Make the post-synaptic receptors more or less sensitive (e.g. nicotine enhances sensitivity of the post-synaptic receptor for dopamine) desensitization occurs Remember, the synaptic cleft connects the terminal buttons of one neuron, to the dendrites of another Key Neurotransmitters and their Primary Functions Amino Acids: General excitatory and in
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