Psych 1 Module 3.1 Notes

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 1
Professor
Dr.Gade
Semester
Fall

Description
thPsychology 1 September 8 2014Module 31 Neurons and BehaviorMajor Question for this Module1To what extent can we explain our experiences and behavior in terms of the actions of individual cells in the nervous system We are machinesa biological oneNervous System Cellsneurons the cells that your brain consists ofglia support cells for neurons they insulate neurons synchronize activity among neighboring neurons and remove waste products smaller but more numerous that neuronsoMost distinctive feature of neurons is their shapedepends on whether they receive impulses from a few sources or many and whether they send impulses over short or long distancesocell body contains the nucleus of the cellodendrites widelybranching structures that receive input from other neuronsoaxon a single long thin straight fiber with branches near its tipomyelin some vertebrate axons are covered with this an insulating sheath that speeds up the transmission of impulses along an axonoAxon transmits information to other cells dendrites and cell body r
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