GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Psychology Biological and Evolutionary Basis of Behaviour-Neurons Study Material (Page 4 of 4)

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Transmission of a Nerve Impulse: Important Points and Refractory Period

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Important Points

Action potential

Action Potential

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  • The rate of neural transmission is independent of the level of stimulation. That is, if the neural threshold is not reached, the neuron will not fire. If the threshold is reached or exceeded, the amplitude of the action potential is the same regardless of the level of stimulation.
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Transmission of a Nerve Impulse: Synaptic Transmission and Postsynaptic Potential

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Synaptic Transmission

Resting & active synapse

Resting & Active Synapse

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The Synapse is the name given the junction between neurons where information is exchanged. The action potential causes information to be transmitted from the axon of the first neuron called Presynaptic NeuronPostsynaptic NeuronSynaptic CleftReceptors to the dendrites or cell body of the second neuron called the by secretion of chemicals called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are stored in small containers (vesicles) located in knoblike structures called terminal buttons on the axon tips. The axon of the presynaptic neuron does not touch the dendrites of the postsynaptic neuron and is separated

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