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What is dopamine?

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Uploaded on Mar 27, 2009

This video describes some of the cognitive functions of dopamine in your brain. For more information visit http://www.iplant.eu or check out the dopamine fan page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Dopaminejunkies


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3D rendering of the chemical structure of dopamine -- adapted from original, © Karl Harrison http://www.3dchem.com/molecules.asp?I...

Dopamine neurons and pathways in the brain -- adapted from original, © CNSforum http://www.cnsforum.com

Projection patterns from the ventral tegmental area -- from Fields et al (2007) VTA Neurons in Learned Appetitive Behavior and Positive Reinforcement. Reprinted, with permission, from the Annual Review of Neuroscience, Volume 30, © 2007 by Annual Reviews, www.annualreviews.org, http://arjournals.annualreviews.org/d...

Relation between dopamine levels and cognitive performance -- from Cools & Robbins. Chemistry of the Adaptive Mind. Philos Transact A Math Phys Eng Sci. 2004 Dec 15;362(1825):2871-88, © The Royal Society http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.or...

Intracellular pathways from dopamine receptors -- from Lindskog et al (2006) Transient Ca & DA Increase PKA Activity & DARPP-32 Phosphorylation, Creative Commons Attribution Licence http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/i...

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