Psychology The Brain - The Brain Day 1 The Amazing Neuron...

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Unformatted text preview: The Brain: Day 1 The Amazing Neuron! Overview of the Day Learn basic facts about neurons and other brain cells Experience two different visualizations of the Action Potential and Inter-Neuron communication that are not provided in your text book. The Amazing Neuron! Facts about Neurons Approximately 100 billion in the brain and spinal cord Have the same properties as other cells (e.g., nucleus, cytoplasm, mitochondria) Unique cell membranes The Anatomy of a Neuron Glial Cells: Unsung Heroes There are many more glial cells than neurons. In some areas of the brain, outnumber neurons in the brain 10:1, other areas 50:1 Provide nutrients for neurons, also clear out waste Build myelin sheaths for neurons. Provide “guide-wires” for developing neurons, assist in repair process Consist entirely of “white matter” - assist in inter-neural communication Passive supporter or perhaps more? The Neuron at Rest The Neuron in Action...
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