Neuroscience and Behavior

Motor neurons carry signals from the spinal cord to

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Unformatted text preview: Neurons 2. sensory neurons: receive information from the external world and convey this information to the brain via the spinal cord 3. motor neurons: carry signals from the spinal cord to the muscles to produce movement 4. interneurons: connect sensory neurons, motor neurons, or other intreneurons Electrical Signaling: Communicating Information within a Neuron Composes of two states: conduction and transmission Neurons have a natural negative charge called the resting potential Types of neurotransmitters: 1. Acetylcholine 2. Dopamine 3. GABA 4. Norepinephrine 5. Serotonin 5. Endorphins Hindbrain: an area of the brain that coordinates information coming into and out of the spinal cord Medulla: part of the spin...
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2014 for the course PSYC 011 taught by Professor Abigailmarsh during the Spring '11 term at Georgetown.

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