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Key Neurotransmitters & Their functions - very useful for exam study. Date not accurate

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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSY100H1
Professor
Michael Inzlicht

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KEY NEUROTRANSMITTERS & THEIR FUNCTIONS
AMINO ACIDS:
GLUTAMATE: most prevalent EXCITATORY neurotransmitter
oLearning
oMemory
oProvoking seizures
GABA: most prevalent INHIBITORY neurotransmitter
oInhibition of seizures
oAnxiety (anti-anxiety meds target GABA)
oOpium GABA activity down dopamine release up
ACETYLCHOLINE: EXCITATORY, CNS & peripheral, complex mental
processes
oLearning
oDreaming
oMEMORY
**Alzheimers patients have low Acetylcholine levels**
EPINEPHRINE: EXCITATORY functions in peripheral system
oArousal & alertness
oHeightened attention
NOREPINEPHRINE: the CNSs version of epinephrine
Depression: not enough
Anxiety: too much
ADHD: not enough
SEROTONIN: monoamine neurotransmitter
oMood (depression, anxiety, motivation problems etc)
depression treatments often target serotonin
ex: Prozac inhibits serotonin reuptake
oDreaming
oImpulse Control
DOPAMINE: reward! And motor control planning
oDopamine in nucleus accumbens universal pleasure center
(all drugs affect it)
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KEY NEUROTRANSMITTERS & THEIR FUNCTIONS AMINO ACIDS: EXCITATORY • GLUTAMATE: most prevalent neurotransmitter o Learning o Memory o Provoking seizures • GABA: most prevalent INHIBITORYurotransmitter o Inhibition of seizures o Anxiety (anti-anxiety meds target GABA) o Opium GABA activity down dopamine release up EXCITATORY • ACETYLCHOLINE: , CNS & peripheral, complex mental processes o Learning o Dreaming o MEMORY **Alzheimer’s patients have low Acetylcholine levels** • EPINEPHRINE: EXCITATOfunctions in peripheral system o Arousal & alertness o Heightened attention • NOREPINEPHRINE: the CNS’s version of epinephrine Depression: not enough Anxiety: too much ADHD: not enough • SEROTONIN: monoamine neurotransmitter o Mood (depression, anxiety, motivation problems etc) dep
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