The Sensation and Perception of Psychology
•Does society overmedicate its citizens?
•How is diet connected with neurotransmitter production?
B. Required Discussion Board assignment
Based on your reading of the text and supporting materials, it is evident that neurotransmitters play a crucial role in regulating brain function involved with cognition, affect, and behavior.
•Define neurotransmitters, and describe how they do their jobs.
•Discuss neurotransmitter excitation and inhibition.
Pick 1 of the following topics on which to comment:
•Give an example of, and discuss how neurotransmitters play a role in your psychological health. Use examples such as sleeping, eating, memory, thinking, or mood. Pick an example from 1 of these human functions. For example, “I don’t sleep well; it could be because of serotonin imbalance,” or “When I feel good, my dopamine is flowing.”
•This company sells dietary supplements to boost neurotransmitter production. This page defines neurotransmitters. Why might it not be desirable to use this as a source for an academic paper on neurotransmitters?