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A recently discovered class of neuron that fires in response to (“mirroring”) observation of another person’sactions or emotionsMotor cortex (74)A narrow vertical strip of cortex in the frontal loves, lying just in front of the central fissure; controlsvoluntary movements.Motor neurons (54)A nerve cell that carries messages away from the central nervous system towards the muscles and glands.Also called efferent neurons.MRI (68)An imaging technique that relies on cells’ responses in a high-intensity magnetic field (magnetic resonanceimaging)Natural Selection (47)The driving force behind evolution, by which the environment “selects the fittest organismsNervous system (59)The entire network of neurons in the body, including the central nervous system, and their subdivisionsNeural pathways (64)Bundles of nerve cells that follow generally the same route and employ the same neurotransmitter
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Neuron (53)Cell specialized to receive and transmit information to other cells in the body – also called a nerve cell.Bundles of many neurons are called nerves.Neurotransmitters (57)Chemical messenger that relays neural messages across the synapse. Many neurotransmitters are alsohormones.Neuroscience (45)Interdisciplinary field made up of biopsychologists who collaborate with cognitive psychologists, andothers interested in the connection between brain and mind, to study how the circuitry of the brain producesmental processes and behaviorOccipital lobes (76)The cortical regions at the back of the brain, housing the visual cortexParasympathetic division (61)The part of the autonomic nervous system that monitors the routine operations of the internal organs andreturns the body to calmer functioning after arousal by the sympathetic divisionParietal lobes (76)Cortical areas lying toward the back and top of the brain; involved in touch sensation and in perceivingspatial relationships (the relationships of objects in a space)Peripheral nervous system (60)All parts of the nervous system lying outside the central nervous system. The peripheral nervous systemincludes the autonomic and somatic nervous systems.PET scanning (68)An imaging technique that relies on the detection of radioactive sugar consumed by active brain cells(positron emission tomography)Phenotype (48)An organism’s observable physical and behavioral characteristicsPituitary gland (64)

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