beh225_appendix_c - Axia College Material Appendix C Brain...

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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 . 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. The nerviest systems way of communicating is much like the way an organization communicates. There are certain channels and process that must be gone through in order for the message to get to the right place. In the nerviest system the dendrites send a chemical message to a neuron. Once the message is received the neuron will undergo an electrical charge or what is more commonly known as a nerve impulse. The nerve impulse will then travel down a thing call the axon to terminal buttons. When this happens neurotransmitter will go out and send the message to the next neuron in line. This transmitting from one nerve cell to another is called synapse. Neurons do not touch each other. The gap between them has a terminal button on one side and the dendrite of it the other, and this is called a synaptic cleft. To get the message a crossed this gap presynaptic neurons are used when they are on the side of the synaptic cleft. If the
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2011 for the course BEH 225 taught by Professor Mrking during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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beh225_appendix_c - Axia College Material Appendix C Brain...

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