Exploring Neuroscience: A Survey of Research Topics
Brain Basics: Nutrition and the brain-
1. What are examples of neurotransmitter precursors?
Used to make aspartate; found in peanuts, potatoes, eggs and grains.
Used to make acetylcholine; found in eggs, liver and soybeans.
Used to make glutamate; found in flour and potatoes.
Used to make dopamine; found in beets, soybeans, almonds, eggs, meat and grains.
Used to make serotonin; found in eggs, meat, skim milk, bananas, yogurt, milk, and cheese.
Used to make norepinephrine; found in milk, meat, fish and legumes.
I Learned that Certain foods contain precursors.
Question: how do they make extract these precursors from the foods
Higher Functions: Smart Drugs?-
2. Are there such things as “smart pils”? researchers are studying substances that may improve mental abilities. These substances are called "cognitive enhancers" or "smart drugs" or "nootropics." These include side effects as improvement of memory, learning, attention, concentration, problem solving, reasoning, social skills, decision making and planning.
Medications that are also like smart pills are neurotransmitters called Adderall or vyvanse
How do these substances enter the body and start to work?
Sensory Systems: Eye Safety-
3. How to protect your eyes from damage?
1. Avoid Guns bow-and-arrows, sling shots and