Psych Brain Set

  1. cells in the nervous system that communicate with one another to perform information-processing tasks
  2. the part of a neuron that coordinate information-processing tasks and keep the cell alive
    cell body (soma)
  3. the part of the neuron that receives information from other neurons and relays it to the cell body
  4. the part of a neuron that carries information to other neurons, muscles, or glands
  5. the junction or region between the axon of one neuron and the dendrites or cell body of another
  6. An insulating layer of fatty material
    myelin sheath
  7. support cells found in the nervous system
    glial system
  8. neurons that receive information from the external would and convey this information to the brain via the spinal cord
    sensory neurons
  9. neurons that carry signals from the spinal cord to the muscles to produce movement
    motor neurons
  10. Neurons that connect sensory neurons, motor neurons, or other interneurons
  11. an electric signal that is conducted along a neuron's axon to a synapse
    action potential
  12. knoblike structures that branch out from an axon
    terminal buttons
  13. chemicals that transmit information across the synapse to a receiving neuron's dendrites
  14. parts of the cell membrane that receive the neurotransmitter and initiate or prevent a new electric signal
  15. drugs that increase the action of a neurotransmitter
  16. drugs that block the function of a neurotransmitter
  17. an interacting network of neurons that conveys electrochemical infomation throughout the body
    nervous system
  18. the part of the nervous system that is composed of the brain and spinal cord
    Central nervous system
  19. the part of the nervous system that connects the central nervous system to the body's organs and muscles
    peripheral nervous system
  20. a set of nerves that conveys information between voluntary muscles and the central nervous system
    somatic nervous system
  21. a set of nerves that carries involuntary and automatic commands that control blood vessels, body organs and glands
    autonomic nervous system
  22. a set of nerves that prepares the body for action in challenging or threatening situtations
    sympathetic nervous system
  23. a set of nerves that helps the body return to a normal resting state
    parasympathetic nervous system
  24. simple pathways in the nervous system that rapidly generate muscle contractions
    spinal reflexes
  25. an area of the brain that coordinates information coming into and out of the spinal cord
  26. a extension of the spinal cord into the skull that coordinates heart rate, circulation, and respiration
  27. a brain structure that regulates sleep, wakefulness, and levels of arousal
    reticular formation
  28. a larges structure of the hindbrain that controls fine motor skills
  29. a brain structure that relays information from the cerebellum to the rest of the brain, involved in life support
  30. parts of the hindbrain
    medulla cerebellum, and reticular formation
  31. parts of the midbrain
    tectum and tegentum
  32. a subcortical structure that regulates body temperature, hunger, thirst, and sexual behavior
  33. body's hormone producing system
    pituitary gland
  34. a structure for creating new memories and integrating them into a network of knowledge so that they can be stored indefinitely in other parts of the cerebral cortex
  35. a part of the limbic system plays a role in emotional processes, and memory
  36. a set of subcortical structures that directs intentional movement
    basal ganglia
  37. region of cerebral cortex used for processing information about touch
    parietal lobe
  38. part of cerebral cortex responsible for hearing and language
    temporal lobe
  39. region of the cerebral cortex that specializes in movement, abstract thinking, planning, memory, and judgement
    frontal lobe
  40. NT involved w/ memory, attention, muscles
  41. NT involved with arousal, mood disorders
  42. NT involved with reward or pleasure, walking back and forth
  43. NT involved with dreaming, appetite, mood disorder, sleep
  44. NT inhibitory, decrease activity in parts of the brain
  45. NT excitatory
  46. NT involved with controlling pain, blocks sensation of pain
  47. IMagaing techniques
    cat and MRI(structural) EEG, PET(radioactive), fMRI
  48. alerts higher brain structures that there's incoming stimuli/ informatuon
    RAS-Reticular activating system
  49. more highly developed organisms have folds in the brain
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Psych Brain Set
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