Psychology Chapter 3 action potential allornone law

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1Psychology Chapter 3 action potential- the nerve impulse activated in a neuron that travels down the axon and causes neurotransmitters to be released into a synapse all-or-none law- the rule that the action potential is unaffected by increases in the intensity of stimulation beyond the threshold level amygdala- the part of the limbic system that control emotion, aggression, and the formation of emotional memory association cortex - the parts of the cerebral cortex in which many high-level brain processes occur auditory cortex- the are of the temporal lobes that receives and processes auditory information autonomic nervous system (ANS) - axon- the extended fiber of a neuron through which nerves impulses travel from the soma to the terminal buttons brain stem- the brain structure that regulates the body’s basic life processes broca’s areas- the region of the brain that translates thoughts into speech or signs central nervous system (CNS)- the part of the nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord cerebellum- the region of the brain attached to the brain stem that controls motor coordination, posture, and balance as well as the ability to learn control of body movements cerebral cortex- the outer surface of the cerebrum cerebral hemisphere- the two halves of the cerebrum, connected by the corpus callosum cerebrum- the region of the brain that regulates higher cognitive and emotional functions corpus callosum- the mass of nerve fibers connecting the two hemispheres of the cerebrum dendrites- the branched fibers of neurons that receive incoming signals DNA- the physical basis for the transmission of genetic information electroencephalogram (EEG)- a recording of the electrical activity of the brain endocrine system- the network of glands that manufacture and secrete hormones into the bloodstream estrogen- the female sex hormone, produced by the ovaries, that is responsible for the release of eggs from the ovaries as well as for the development and maintenance of female reproductive
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course PSY 103 taught by Professor Canli during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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