Brain development a structures of the brain b

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Unformatted text preview: ect of nonshared envtl facots is to increase the differences among family members 10 5/22/13 II. Brain Development A. Structures of the Brain B. Developmental Processes C. The Importance of Experience D. Brain Damage and Recovery A. Structures of the Brain   Neurons are specialized cells that are the basic units of the brain’s information system.   Cell body: contains the basic biological that keeps the neuron material   Dendrites: receives input from other cells and conducts it toward the cell body   Axon: conducts electrical signals to connections with other neurons -these connections are called synapses functioning 2. Glial Cells   Glial cells are the brain’s white matter and outnumber neurons 10 to 1.   Cells in the brain that provide a variety of critical supportive functions.   For example, glial cells form a myelin sheath around certain axons providing insulation that increases the speed and efficiency of info transmission   Play a role in communication within the brain. 11 5/22/13 3. Cerebral Cortex   info from multiple sensory systems is processed and integrated in the ass...
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2014 for the course PSYCH 302 taught by Professor Whitneyweikum during the Fall '13 term at University of British Columbia.

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