Andy Ren

Andy Ren

Hi, I'm Andy Ren, a junior at the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey. I'm an avid science student, and I especially enjoy biology. Outside of studies, I'm a swimmer on my school swim team and help tutor younger students.


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Dopamine in Addiction

Dopamine in Addiction


Abstract Dopamine (DA) is a neurotransmitter that relays signals between various regions of the brain, primarily functioning in the neural pathway that processes rewarding stimuli. This function allows DA to play a pivotal role in survival, but also implicates it in a much more dangerous disease: addiction. DA has been shown to affect regions of...