Vilena Lee

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The Neuropharmacology of Schizophrenia

The Neuropharmacology of Schizophrenia


Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder that requires lifelong treatment. The causes of schizophrenia are not certain, however scientists believe that the neurotransmitters dopamine and glutamate play a role in increasing the risk of developing schizophrenia. One method of treating schizophrenia is with  antipsychotic medication. Antipsychotic...

The Brain of a Honeybee

The Brain of a Honeybee


Abstract Honeybees differentiate themselves from other insects due to their ability to practice advanced cognition. Scientists have determined this by studying  honeybees’ process of “foraging”. Worker bees are able to communicate to other bees in the hive the distance and angle at which a food source is found. By being ab...