Exam 1 review - Neuron- nerve cell; basic building block of...

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Neuron- nerve cell; basic building block of nervous system Dendrites- busy branch extensions from neurons that receive messages from other nerve cells, impulse towards cell body Axon- of a neuron is the extension that sends impulses to other nerves/muscles Synapse- junction between axon tip or the sending neuron to the dendrite/cell body Neurotransmitters- chemical released unto synaptic gap and transmit neural messages from neuron- neuron Endorphins- Natural, opiate like neurotransmitters like to pain/pleasure Sensory Neurons- sense receptors to nervous system for processing Motor Neurons- information/instructions from central nervous system to muscles/glands Goals of psychology: Philosophical Practical Scientific Roots of Psych: Philosophy (Dualism, Idealism, Materialism) and Biology (Brain Function=Muller; Evolution=Darwin) Independent Variable= What is manipulated… Dependent Variable= What is measured Neuron Structure= Cell body/dendrites/axon Dopamine= Parkinson’s disease…Acetylcholine= Alzheimer’s
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Cave during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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