GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Behavioral Neuroscience-Neurons Study Material (Page 2 of 4)

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Neurons: Important Terminology

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Important Terminology

Neuropeptides: Any of several types of molecules found in brain tissue, composed of short chains of amino acids; they include endorphins, enkephalins, and others.

Neural Network: It is a computer system modelled on the human brain and nervous system.

Reflex Arc: A reflex arc defines the pathway by which a reflex travels. Reflex arcs are containing only two neurons, a sensory and a motor neuron

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Neurotransmitters: Types of Neurotransmitters

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Information is carried by biochemical substances called neurotransmitters. The terminal buttons and the dendrites of other neurons do not touch, but instead pass the information containing neurotransmitters through a Synapse. Once the neurotransmitter leaves the axon and passes through the synapse, it is caught on the dendrite by Receptor Sites.

Types of Neurotransmitters

  • Acetylcholine: It is involved in voluntary movement, learning, memory, and sleep. Too much acetylcholine is associated with depression, and too little in the hippocampus has been associated with dementia.
  • Dopamine: Correlated

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