Neurotransmitters: The Language of the Brain
By Carissa Weber Every person speaks a language. Whether it is with their voice, their bodies, or their actions, language is our source of communication. When it comes to our brains, it communicates through tiny chemicals called neurotransmitters. Our brains utilize several different kinds of neurotransmitters to achieve different tasks. When it comes to mental…
Easter and the Brain: Why we can’t get Enough Chocolate?
By Carissa Weber Today was a beautiful and gorgeous day in Wisconsin for Easter! Hey, any Easter without snow is a good Easter, am I right? Along with that beautiful weather and excited kids, came along my love-hate relationship with chocolate. So many of us have favorite foods around the holidays, but not many people…
The First Post
By Carissa Weber Hello everyone! My name is Carissa Weber and I am excited to share my new blog, That Darn Amygdala! I know people have many questions about this blog, and what they can expect. So let’s take some time and dive into it! I was inspired to write this blog ultimately from my…