Brain 2.0 Overview:Neurochemistry investigates how chemicals can influence responses the brain can generate. Brain 2.0 focuses on neurotransmitters, how they signal responses, and a deeper understanding on how various substances can lead to addiction.Learning Target Breakdown:
BRAIN 2.0: Neurotransmitter activity is affected by the presence of agonists and antagonists in the bloodstream in the form of illicit substances.
BRAIN 2.1: Summarize how neurotransmitters operate across synapses
BRAIN 2.2: Create models that display the regions of the brain
BRAIN 2.3: Provide examples of different neurotransmitters and describe how each work to produce a neurological response
BRAIN 2.4: Conduct research on the mechanisms and dangers of an illicit substanceBRAIN 2.5: Design a public awareness message for an illicit substance.
Key vocabulary/terms you should know by the end of this learning target:
neurotransmitter serotonin dopamine GABA axon dendrite myelin sheath receptor site
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