Chap 3 notes psych 105

Chap 3 notes psych 105 - Pysch 105: Chapter 3 [PREVIEW]...

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Pysch 105: Chapter 3 [PREVIEW] Nervous System Communication Neuron, action potential, neural transmitters Nervous System Organization Peripheral Nervous System, Central Nervous System Brain and Behavior Midbrain, Forebrain, hindbrain Right Brain/Left Brain Cerebral Laterality Neurons: cells that make up the nervous system, includes the brain Functions: Communicate w/ muscles, glands, other neurons; allow the body & brain to communicate Components of a Neuron: Synapse: Junction where information is transmitted from one neuron to another Neural Transmission: Action Potential Terms:
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Resting potential of the neuron = -70 mV (millivolts). This is its charge when it is not firing An action potential is a shift in the charge of the neuron that allows it to fire (or send a nerve impulse) The Neural Impulse: The cell membrane
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 105 taught by Professor Young during the Fall '07 term at Tacoma Community College.

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