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Axia College Material Appendix C Brain Response of Behavior BEH 225
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Part I Note: Parts II and III follow below, complete all three. Run Multimedia 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. The brain houses over 100 billion neurons, while many billion more are found throughout the body. The neurons receive and transmit sensory information, or messages to the brain. The dendrite picks up information from other neurons and transmits these messages to other neurons and sends that information to the cell body. The axon, which can vary in length depending on location in the body, carries outgoing messages to muscles or glands. All neuron information is transmitted to the spinal cord and then to the brain. Neurotransmitters: BEH 225
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Dopamine is responsible for help with motor control and coordination. It is also responsible for behavior and emotions like pleasure. It is believed that without the correct amounts of dopamine in neurons Parkinson’s disease can develop. Serotonin helps with regulation of sleep, mood, eating, pain, dreaming and even aggressive behavior. It is said that without the right amount of serotonin a person can suffer depression. Endorphins give you a euphoric feeling that can accompany strenuous exercise, giving the “runner’s high” feeling. A person with a higher endorphin level may feel less aches and pains. Glutamate is responsible for memory, long term memory and
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