SALMON: Study And Learning Materials ONline
Reserpine Effects on Transmitters -Animation
Reserpine plays an important role in the Catecholamine Theory of Mood
  1. Reserpine produces profound disruption of conditioned and unconditioned animal behaviour
  2. Reserpine reduces the level of catecholamines within the brain
  3. About 15% of humans treated with reserpine for hypertension develop depression
  4. Thus the depletion in CAs may be related to human depression - this is the CA Theory of Mood
  5. The depression produced by reserpine in humans is similar to 'naturally occuring' depression. Thus CA depletion may be responsible for 'naturally occuring' depression.

Use the slider to view the impact of reserpine on transmitter levels in the presynaptic neuron

The story behind SALMON (Study And Learning Materials ONline)

Paul Kenyon

Study And Learning Materials ONline (SALMON) was developed and is maintained by Dr Paul Kenyon who graduated from Queens University Belfast in 1969 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology. In 1976 he was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Reading. He lectured on the Biological Bases of Behaviour, Behavioural Neuroscience and Evolutionary Psychology in the Department of Psychology, University of Plymouth from 1973 to 2006. He has published papers in psychopharmacology, psychoteratology, physiological psychology and laboratory computing.

Paul started work on SALMON in 1994 to support his 1st, 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students studying Evolutionary Psychology, Biological Bases of Behaviour and Psychobiology

SALMON won the 1998 Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA) Teaching and Learning Awardfor demonstrating innovative or exemplary use of the Web and was a finalist at EASA98 held at the University of Oxford in September 1998.

SALMON was a finalist at the European Academic Software Awards (EASA)held in Oxford in 1998

Paul retired from his university post in 2006 and devotes more time than is reasonable to maintaining this website and his lifelong love of all things associated with trout and rivers. He and his colleague Geoff Stephens now operate Fly Fishing Devonwhich offers fly fishing instruction and guiding on Dartmoor and in South Devon, UK.

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