Jul 28, 2023
This episode is our first review of neurotransmitters since
episode 8 way back in 2007. We start with some basics of neuron
function and brain anatomy, but the meat of the episode is a
discussion of neurotransmitters and how they work. The key idea is
that a simple molecule, such as dopamine, can have a wide variety
of effects because of the existence of multiple receptors.
This episode is appropriate for listeners of all backgrounds,
but might be a little challenging for new listeners. It will be a
review episode for longtime listeners and those with backgrounds in
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