beh225_appendix_c[1] - Axia College Material Appendix C...

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Axia College Material Appendix C Brain Response of Behavior Part I Note: Parts II and III follow below, complete all three. Run Multimedias 2.3 and 2.4 o Go to the Web site www. prenhall .com/morris . o Click text: Psychology: An Introduction (12 th ed.) o Click “2” on the select a chapter tool bar. o Click Live!Psych on the left hand menu. o Select 2.3 and 2.4. Write a 350- to 700-word response to the following: Explain the communication process of neurons in the brain. List some common neurotransmitters and describe their effect on behavior. <Insert Response Here> Our brains have over 100 billion neurons and our bodies have billions more that are found throughout. Messages are received in the brain from neurons that receive and transmit sensory information. The cell body receives information from the dendrite that picks up information from neurons and they are sent to other neurons. Muscles or glands receive messages from the axon that varies in length depending on the location in the body. These messages are outgoing messages to the muscles or glands from the axon. The spinal cord receives messages from all the information that the neuron gathers and then sent to the brain. Neurotransmitters Dopamine is very important and has the responsibility of controlling our motor skills and coordination. Without the correct amount of dopamine, our bodies BEH 225
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could develop Parkinson Disease and this is a disease that causes people to lose motor control and coordination. Glutamate is needed for our memory, long-term memory and the reason we detect pain. The lack of glutamate can be terrible if we could not remember things or hurt ourselves and not realize it. Serotonin is what we need to help regulate sleep, moods, eating, dreaming and
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