This week’s lectures topics were extremely interesting as in addition to learning how the brain normally works we learned about what happens in the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s or Huntington’s disease. This also reminds us about the importance of studying neuroscience. It was also interesting to learn more about neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine that most people have a basic idea of their function. For example, for one of our team members it was new that serotonin also affects wakefulness and not only mood.
One of our team members is still struggling a bit with remembering all the details about neurotransmitters and their pathways. Studying neuroscience differs drastically from her bachelor studies major, which makes it challenging as on top of learning neuroscience learning new studying techniques is also necessary to succeed.
In our opinion, the Youtube videos during the lecture worked well in explaining the topics in a simple and understandable manner. These videos and other similar ones will for sure be useful when revising for the exam in December or independent studying.
Do you think it will be possible to cure neurodegenarative diseases in the future?
What are the main reasons that current treatment options are not better? Lack of understanding the disease? Difficulties in development, e.g. crossing blood-brain barrier?