PSY200 Test #1
A brief change in a neuron's electrical charge.
The convoluted outer layer of the cerebrum.
Usually handles verbal processing, language, speech, writing
Handles nonverbal processing, including visual-spatial and musical tasks, and perception of others emotions
Branching structures that receive signals from other cells
Fiber that carries signals away from soma to other cells
Insulating materiel that encases some axons
Voltage spike that travels along axon
Absolute refractory period
Brief time after action potential before another action potential can begin
A neuron either fires or doesn't fire
Chemicals that transmit information from one neuron to another.
A process in which neurotransmitters are sponged up from the synaptic cleft by the presynaptic membrane.
A microscopic gap between the terminal button of a neuron and the cell membrane of another neuron.
Neurons that are activated by performing an action or by seeing another monkey or person perform the same action
A chemical that opposes the action of a neurotransmitter.
A junction where information is transmitted from one neuron to the next.
The arithmetic average of the scores in a distribution.
The score that falls exactly in the center of a distribution of scores.
The score that occurs most frequently in a distribution.
A numerical index of the degree of relationship between two variables.
An index of the amount of variability in a set of data.
PSY200 Test #1