Dopamine Is “Seeking” Neurotransmitter Not the “Reward” N-transmitter

Previously, dopamine in the ventral portion of the striatum  was considered to be the “pleasure” neurotransmitter involved in the action of all abused drugs.  However, clinical findings suggest that drugs that block the dopamine receptor do not block methamphetamine “liking.” The dopamine story continues to evolve, with dopamine now viewed by some as a chemical […]

Significant Gender Differences in Genes, Structure and Expression of Brain

This video lecture is a bit long and complex but very important topic and very good research. Dr. Nirao Shah is interested in understanding the molecular and neural control of instinctual social behaviors. Using mice as a model organism, his lab focuses on dissecting the mechanisms that generate sexually dimorphic behaviors such as mating, aggression, […]