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Introductory Psychology 5th Edition

Introductory Psychology (5th Edition)

Book Edition5th Edition
Author(s)Rathus
ISBN9781305662704
PublisherCengage Learning
SubjectPsychology
Chapter 2, Prologue, Truth or Fiction?, Exercise 01
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FOLKLORE, COMMON SENSE, OR NONSENSE? SELECT T FOR "TRUTH" OR F FOR "FICTION," AND CHECK THE ACCURACY OF YOUR ANSWERS AS YOU READ THROUGH THE CHAPTER.

 

T F A single cell can stretch all the way from your spine to your toe.

Explanation

According to BrainFacts.org, neuron's nerve fibers are "the longest in the body — a single axon can stretch from the base of the spinal cord all the way to the toes." Rathus (2014) added that although it can stretch all the from the spine to the toe, the thinness of the cell would be microscopic.

 

Source:

  • https://www.brainfacts.org/brain-anatomy-and-function/cells-and-circuits/2020/motor-neurons-041520
  • Rathus, S. A. (2014) PSYCH: Student Edition (4 ed.) Cengage Learning

Answer

A single cell can stretch all the way from your spine to your toe.

Answer: T / "TRUTH"

 

 

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