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Running head: MIDTERM1Week 4 Midterm Essay ExamShelby MinahanAmerican Public UniversityPerceptionPSYC304Dr. CurtinFebruary 24, 2020
MIDTERM2Week 4 Midterm Essay Exam1). Describe the process of perception as a series of steps, beginning with theenvironmental stimulus and culminating in the behavioral responses of perceiving,recognizing, and acting.
MIDTERM32). Because the long axons of neurons look like electrical wires, and both neuronsand electrical wires conduct electricity, it is tempting to equate the two. Compare andcontrast the functioning of axons and electrical wires in terms of their structure and thenature of the electrical signals they conduct.Neurons receive and transmit information around the entire body, they are specializednerve cells and basic building blocks for the nervous system. Neurons have a very specialfunction and they have a very similar structure compared to electrical wiring, they control how aperson feels, hears, sees, smells and so on, similar to how an electrical system controls thefunction of the system it powers. The structure of neurons can actually be compared to the powergrid of a motorcycle and tracing each part in both will lead you to the function. Neurons consistof several parts, but the three main ones are the cell body or the soma, dendrites are treelike

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