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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
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
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.
- Fall '13