Dopamine and Executive Functioning

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As far as learning is concerned...My own inductive reasoning, logic of evaluation, outside-of-the box problem-solving skills, detective sense contributed to my own gift of dyslexia, gift of knowledge and wisdom (discernment), countless hours of student observations, philosophy including ontology and (w)holism, neuroscientific, neuropsychology, educational research, and studies along with my perpetual care for children.

ADHD: #Note: COMT-22 Catechol-O-methyltransferase catalyzes #TheTransfer of a methyl #group from S-adenosylmethionine to catecholamines, including the neurotransmitters’ dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. Furthermore, Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT-22), an enzyme #ThatIs involved in #TheDegradation of catecholamine neurotransmitters (e.g., dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine), can affect #ExecutiveFunctions involved in #CognitiveFlexibility, #ImpulseControl, #AbstractThought, and the ability to follow instructions (1, 2, 3)-(COMT-22 also in addictions and learning disabilities


Note: a number of genes associated with ADHD, which has a heritability of 71-90%, are also linked to dopamine transporter dysfunction (3). Dopamine imbalance has also been implicated in other conditions, including [Retrieved from]. Note: 11- DRD2 provided by HGNC neuronal survival gene in the adult brain; Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s; stress response and in the biology of mood disorders. The CDC reports that as of 2016, almost 10% of children were estimated to have ADHD, with boys twice as likely to be diagnosed than girls. [Retrieved from].


Note: No one knows exactly what causes a person to have ADHD, but some researchers have looked at a neurotransmitter called dopamine as a possible contributor to ADHD. Dopamine allows us to regulate emotional responses and take action to achieve specific rewards. It’s responsible for feelings of pleasure and reward. Dopamine (DA) is a key brain neurotransmitter that contributes to control of different functions, such as cognition, #motivation and rewards, #AsWell as locomotion [1–3]. Alterations in dopaminergic function represent a hallmark in numerous mental diseases, including schizophrenia. [Retrieved from] Another study found, dopaminergic pathways, [enables several species] to coordinate influence both ongoing and #future behavior. [Retrieved from]. ♿️ 👩‍👧‍👧 👱‍♀️ 🔮 👥 🤔 🔬 🤔 🎓 👯 👯‍♂️ 🔣 🔍 👀 #neurodiversity #learningdifferences #difference #epigenetics #positivelearningenvironment #agility #neurodiversity #explicitinstruction #difference #education #mindset #literacy

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