Unit03_Mod09_NeuralMessages - 18 PsychSim 5 Neural Messages PsychSim 5 NEURAL MESSAGES Name Section Date This activity explains the way that neurons

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Unformatted text preview: 18 PsychSim 5: Neural Messages PsychSim 5: NEURAL MESSAGES Name: __________________________________________ Section: ________________________ Date: __________________________________________ This activity explains the way that neurons communicate with each other. Neuron Parts Match the part of the neuron identified with its description: o B Axon ___ A. Contains the nucleus, which controls the function of the entire cell o D Axon terminals ___ B. Carry signals to other nerve cells A Cell body (soma) o ___ C. Receive signals from other nerve cells o ___ C Dendrites D. Contain small sacs called synaptic vesicles that play an important role in transmitting signals from one cell to the next A Tip • Dendrites ______________________ Detect • Axons _________________________ Annouce A Closer Look • What does it mean to say that an axon’s membrane is “selectively permeable?” It means that some molecules can pass easily through the membrane, while others can only pass through special channels controlled by gates. • Given what you know about synaptic transmission, how do you think a message jumps across the synaptic gap and is passed to the next neuron? Messages travel by neurotransmitters signaling different receptors until it reaches their destination. ...
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