Brain Essay

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Behavior Assignment Axia College Material Appendix C Brain Response of Behavior Part I Note: Parts II and III follow below, complete all three. Run Multimedias 2.3 and 2.4 * Go to the Web site www.prenhall.com/morris. * Click text: Psychology: An Introduction (12th ed.) * Click “2” on the select a chapter tool bar. * Click Live!Psych on the left hand menu. * Select 2.3 and 2.4. Write a 350- to 700-word response to the following: Explain the communication process of neurons in the brain. List some common neurotransmitters and describe their effect on behavior. <Insert Response Here> Neurons use an electrochemical process to communicate with other neurons. Every neuron will receive a chemical message from other neurons. All neurons have dendrites and the neurons uses these dendrites to send chemical messages to other neurons. When the neuron receives enough of the chemical message that it needs, then the neuron will experience a rapid electrical change which is also called a nerve impulse or an action potential. Then, the action potential will travel down to the axon’s terminal buttons, which are located at the very bottom of the axon. When this happens it causes neurotransmitters to be released from the terminal buttons, sending a message to the next neuron. The synapse is where the action potential gets transmitted from one nerve cell to another nerve cell. Neurons do not touch other neurons, but there is a small gap in-between the terminal buttons of one’s neurons axon and the dendrites of another neuron. The small gap in-between both neurons are called the synaptic cleft. The chemical messages have to cross the synaptic cleft in order for the other neuron to receive the chemical message. The neurons that are responsible for sending the messages through the synaptic cleft are known as the presynaptic neurons. The

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