Lecture no. 10 from the course: Understanding the Brain
Taught by Professor Jeanette Norden | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Neurotransmitters are specialized chemical messengers that signal activity from one neuron to another. More than 60 neurotransmitters/neuromodulators have been identified, including simple amino acids like glutamate; enkephalins and endorphins, which are involved in the processing of pain; and dopamine, which plays a role in reward and addiction.