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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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- Fall '08
- Psychology, Synaptic Transmission, Neuron o Carry, sense receptor cells, Neural impulse travel