brain chemistry and mystical experiences
dfitts at carson.u.washington.edu
Sun Oct 10 21:26:56 EST 1993
ST201334 at BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU (Kerregador) writes:
> Todd Stark mentioned something about Kandel's work on learning
>pathways in Aplysia Californica. If memory serves me, I believe
>the specific transmitter he found to be involved was serotonin,
>released from axo-axonic synapses. Hmmm. Coincidentally or not,
>this has been the transmitter most frequently associated with
>mystical experiences in humans...
A problem here -- Aplysia serotonin finds happiness in a completely
different receptor from the 5-HT in you and me.
dfitts at u.wasnington.eduy
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