Beh225_appendix_c - Axia College Material Appendix C Brain Response of Behavior Part I Note Parts II and III follow below complete all three Run

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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. The communication process’s of neurons in the brain is that the neurons send signals through other neurons to specific parts of the brain depending on where they need to go within the brain. This is done by the neuron by releasing neuron transmitters to the next neuron in line with it and that neuron releasing transmitters to the next one and on and on till it reaches the intended destination. These signals are produced at the axon of the neuron threw an electrical charge. This charge is produce threw positive and negative ions when they combine threw gates that are formed they produce that electrical charge. This charge is called action potential this charge travels down the axon to the terminal buttons and releases the neurotransmitters to the next neuron in line and these transmitters connect with the synapse of the next neuron threw the synaptic cleft and is transmitted to the dendrite of the next. This in itself does not seem to complicated though it does once it reaches the synapse there is the synaptic vesicle that release of the neurotransmitters threw the synaptic cleft to receptor sites of the next neuron. These receptor sites have specific shapes for the neurotransmitters and if the neurotransmitter does not fit that specific site no signal is sent to the next neuron. Neurotransmitters can be classified in two categories excitatory and inhibitory.
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course BEH/ 225 9006303250 taught by Professor Provone during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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Beh225_appendix_c - Axia College Material Appendix C Brain Response of Behavior Part I Note Parts II and III follow below complete all three Run

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