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“Hepped Up on Goofballs”

My comrade at work tendered his Two Weeks Notice and will therefore be passing me the torch, that is, the dubious honor of being the “Most Disgruntled Employee in Show.” We had often contemplated that at the crux of our mutual dissatisfaction lie a dearth of the neurotransmitter and neurohormone 4-(2-aminoethyl)benzene-1,2-diol of the catecholamine family.

Dopamine

Ain't it Dope?!

Dopamine, or Goofballs to you kids, is something that God assiduously spurns from our receptors. I will often liken the one operational dopamine receptor in my prefrontal cortex to the creaky screen door of a lone house on a dusty windswept plain. Comrade envisions greener pastures back in New Mexico, however, before bidding his adieu he seeks to refine our notion of dopamine function and I thought I would likewise share:

New York Times, Science Section (10/26/09)

Science Blog which starts by quoting the above (10/27/09)

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  1. Johnteezey
    2009-10-28 at 22:41:09
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