Chapter 2-2

Chapter 2-2 - All-or-none principle Neural plasticity...

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(Continued from Chapter 2-1) Neurons Neurons Glial cells Cell body Nucleus Dendrites Axon Axon terminals Terminal buttons Myelin sheath Neuron-to-neuron communication Synapse Axon terminal button of sending cell Dendrite of receiving cell Synaptic gap Lock and key analogy: Vesicles =Sacks with keys Neurotransmitters = Keys Receptors = Locks Reuptake pumps = Vacuums The neural impulse Gun analogy:
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Resting potential Action potential Threshold (stimulus threshold)
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Unformatted text preview: All-or-none principle Neural plasticity Plasticity isnt just for babies Plasticity: the capacity for continuous alteration of the neural pathways and synapses of the living brain and nervous system in response to experience or injury that involves the formation of new pathways and synapses and the elimination or modification of existing ones Brain Structures and functions: Somatosensory cortex Map Sensitivity Cross-over...
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