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How do drugs affect the brain? - Sara Garofalo

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Most people will take a pill, receive an injection, or otherwise take some kind of medicine during their lives. But most of us don’t know anything about how these substances actually work. How can various compounds impact the way we physically feel, think, and even behave? Sara Garofalo explains how some drugs can alter the communication between cells in the brain.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Sara Garofalo
  • Director Filip Ugrin
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Producer Draško Ivezić
  • Sound Designer Jure Buljević
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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