Dopamine, Nucleus Accumbens, Seizure Disorders discussed on Forum

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The thesis of the book makes sense so let's talk about the differences between dopamine serotonin right off the bat dopamine is the reward neuro transmitters also the learning transmitter it's the transmitter that tells you bring hey i like this i want more and its active in this area the brain called the reward center or the nucleus accumbens now dopamine is an excite a tory neuro transmitter it excites the next neuron so when dopamine is released across the synapse which is the cleft between two neurons it binds to receptors and it activates it fight makes that mix noor on fire the neurons like to fire that's why they have receptors but there's like to be tickled not bludgeoned they like to be stimulated and then the stimulation stop chronic overstimulation of any neurons leads to neurons cell death we know that because of the kids who have chronic seizure disorders and up basically frying their brains i took care of these kids pretty routinely at at you csf so the second neuron has a defence mechanism it has a plan b it has a way of protecting itself it down regulates the number of receptors in this case dopffer dopamine so what does this mean in human terms means you get hit you gotta a rush receptors go down next time you need a bigger hit to get the same rush than a big hit bigger hit bigger hit until finally huge hit to get nothing that's called tolerance and then when the nahran start to die that's called addiction so excess dopamine leads to addiction serotonin on the other hand this other neurotransmitter is the nor transmitter.

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