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Neuro Transmitters and lobes

by: Janice Prieto

Neuro Transmitters and lobes BIO 220-01

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Janice Prieto
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These notes detail the neuro transmitters of the brain with a brief description of the lobes of the brain
Structure and Function of Organisms
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Date Created: 04/03/16
The brain The brain is divided into lobes with specific functions each.  Frontal: Motor control ∞ Pre frontal: highest intelligence  Temporal: Memory  Parietal: Sensations  Occipital: Primary visual center  Cerebellum: hand eye coordination The brain is also divided between the right, left, anterior, and posterior. The left hemisphere is categorical, meaning it controls things like language, calculations, logic, etc. The right hemisphere is abstract, meaning it is in charge of things like feelings, art, creativity, etc. Neuro Transmitters: Acetylcholine:  Second most important neurotransmitter for learning  The lack of this causes Alzheimer  It opens ligand-gated sodium channels  Almost always excitatory  Causes EPSP  Is less than 5% of synapse (space between two nerve cells) Glutamate:  Most abundant excitatory neurotransmitter  Present at about 35%-40% of synapse  The most important neurotransmitter for learning and memory  Always excitatory GABA:  Most abundant neurotransmitter in synapse (50%)  It's inhibitory by opening ligand-gated chlorine/potassium channels  Mimicked by Barbiturates, anesthesia, alcohol, and ethanol. Dopamine:  Necessary for planning and carrying out motor actions by the brain  Without it Parkinson's disease occurs  Responsible for all motivation and addiction Serotonin:  Makes you feel content  Reduces anxiety and depression  It suppresses anger and aggression  Melatonin is made from serotonin  Ecstasy and antidepressants causes a massive release of serotonin Nor-epinephrine (adrenaline):  1%-2% of neurotransmitters in brain (teacher is not sure of this but he mentioned it as important)  Elevates alertness and attention  Handles fight or flight reaction  Mimicked by the amphetamine 2


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