Really Dumb



Neurotransmitters are like tiny messengers that travel between nerve cells in your brain, carrying signals from one neuron to another. They’re like the postman for your brain – without them, you’d be like a computer with no internet connection! Think of them as tiny chemical packages that float around and send messages from one nerve cell to the other. For example, when you feel happy, your brain releases a neurotransmitter called dopamine. When you are feeling anxious, your brain releases another neurotransmitter called serotonin. Fun fact: the average person has billions of neurotransmitters in the brain, and they can send signals up to 500 times per second!