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Unformatted text preview: fire Resting Potential o Polarization of cellular fluid within a neuron with respect to fluid outside a neuron o Provides the electrochemical context to produce an action potential Action Potential o The nerve impulse Properties of Action Potential o All or none law Neuron either fires or does not fire o Refectory Period A period during which further stimulation cannot cause another action potential Synaptic Transmission o Synapse The gap between one neuron and another o Synaptic Transmission The relying of information from one to another across the gap o Neurotransmitters Chemical messengers of info sent across the gap...
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course PSYCH 001 taught by Professor Benbassi during the Fall '08 term at GWU.
- Fall '08