beh225_appendix_cWK2 - Axia College Material Appendix C...

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Axia College Material Appendix C Brain Response of Behavior Part I Note: Parts II and III follow below, complete all three. Run Multimedias 2.3 and 2.4 o Go to the Web site . o Click text: Psychology: An Introduction (12 th ed.) o Click “2” on the select a chapter tool bar. o Click Live!Psych on the left hand menu. o Select 2.3 and 2.4. Write a 350- to 700-word response to the following: Explain the communication process of neurons in the brain. List some common neurotransmitters and describe their effect on behavior. The hypothalamus secretes hormones which control things such as body temperature, moods, sleeping patterns, heart rate, functions of other organs, etc. The nervous system is an electrical system. A neuron receives a signal with its 'feelers', which are known as dendrites, and then determines whether to pass the signal on or not. If the neuron continues the signal, it sends an impulse along a tube called an axon. At the end of the axon, there is a gap; this gap is called a synapse. The electric pulse will jump across this gap to other neurons, therefore passing on the information. There may be thousands of neurons that receive any one particular message, but only certain ones will respond. For example, when a person injures themselves, it will be the neurons that are responsible for feeling pain that respond and continue the message to the brain. However, this message might be sent to organs such as the hypothalamus or adrenal glands,
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2010 for the course AXIA Axia taught by Professor Na during the Spring '09 term at Phoenix School of Law.

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beh225_appendix_cWK2 - Axia College Material Appendix C...

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