Mixed signals – Psychoactive molecules from plants


In this interactive task, you are introduced to how our nerve cells communicate with each other using chemical signalling molecules called neurotransmitters. You can use the interactive presentation below to investigate how various psychoactive plant molecules affect our neurotransmitters and then examine brain scans to see how prolonged use of these molecules can affect brain function and wellbeing. This activity has a workbook which your teacher will provide if you are completing it in class.

Click the centre of the slide to progress the animations or click relevant buttons within slides to move through the program