PSY Chapter 3 nervous system notes

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9/15/09 Chapter 3: Nervous System Biological Psychology Ice cream social, 4 th floor mark room, Sennot square 8:30pm tomorrow CONNECT PLUS: http://connect.mcgraw-hill.com/class/k_erickson_fall_2009_t_th_930 exam next Thursday exam moved to the following Tuesday Biological Psychology Brain Myths -We only use 10% of our brain -false -after puberty, we do not produce any new brain cells -false -after brain damage, we can expect little recovery -partly false, there is room for some recovery The brain is divided into the left and right hemisphere -the right side controls the left and the left controls the right Plasticity - the brain can remold itself -The brain can adapt quite effectively to change Organization of the Nervous System Central nervous system -brain -spinal cord Peripheral Nervous System -Somatic -Autonomic—fight or flight -sympathetic -parasympathetic Cells of the Nervous System NEURONS : specialized cells the rapidly respond to signals and quickly send signals of their own - These are the cells that communicate and make the brain what it is -Billions of them in our cells GLIAL CELLS : help hold neurons together and help neurons communicate with one another -these are the cells that keep the brain tied together and feed it the nutrients
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course PSYCH 0010 taught by Professor Tokowitz during the Spring '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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PSY Chapter 3 nervous system notes - 9/15/09 Chapter 3:...

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