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Unformatted text preview: Psychology 1 Psychology General Psychology Christopher Gade, PhD Office: 3412 Tolman Hall Office hours: Th 1:30-4:30 Email: [email protected] Class T/Th, 11:00-12:00 Class Wheeler Auditorium Neurons and Neurotransmitters Neurons Let’s Try a Few Simple Activities Let’s For the next minute or two, I want all of you to For follow my instructions… follow The Neuron The Neurons are nerve cells that Neurons receive and transmit information throughout the body and brain body The human body has roughly The 80-100 billion neurons in it by adulthood by Located throughout our body Located with the majority of them being located in the brain being Come in a number of Come different sizes and are utilized in a number of different ways different How Do We Know About this? Answer: Staining Answer: What a Neuron Looks Like What Cell body: contains the nucleus of the cell. Consider Cell this as the brain of the neuron this Dendrites: widely branching structures that receive Dendrites: transmissions (via neurotransmitters) from other neurons neurons Axon: a single, long, thin, straight fiber which Axon: branches near its tip. Once a neuron...
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