PSYCH 3 - OUTLINE Chapter 3 (Mod 7, 8, 9) NEUROSCIENCE...

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OUTLINE – Chapter 3 (Mod 7, 8, 9) NEUROSCIENCE & BEHAVIOR 1. Neurons and Neural communication a. Neurons/neural impulses b. Neural communication c. Neurotransmitters 2. Nervous system a. Structure and function b. Reflexes vs. Neural networks 3. The Brain a. Studying the brain b. Brain regions/function c. Plasticity d. Hemispheric differences Gazzaniga article/video
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NEURONS: STRUCTURE Dendrite - the ‘in-box’ Cell body - basic cell functions Axon - the ‘out-box’ ( a xon- a way); Myelin Sheath Terminal Vesicles Synapse Receptor Sites
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NEURONS: COMMUNICATION How do neurons communicate? 1. How does information travel within a neuron? 2. How is information passed from one neuron to the next?
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NEURONS: communication - WITHIN ACTION POTENTIAL 1) All neurons have a resting state 2) Dendrite is stimulated ± Positive ions flow into the cell until… 3) Threshold is reached ± Action potential is triggered (all-or- nothing) 4) Wave moves down the axon 5) Wave reaches the terminal vesicles NEURONS: communication - BETWEEN 5) Wave reaches the terminal vesicles
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PSYCH 3 - OUTLINE Chapter 3 (Mod 7, 8, 9) NEUROSCIENCE...

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