Beh225 appendix c

Beh225 appendix c

Brain Response of Behavior
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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
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.

The communication process of the neurons in the brain begin with, communicating with what is best known as (Synapses) this process is called synaptic transmission. There are two synapse neurons and one sends information to the other one. The neuron that is doing the sending is known as the pre-synaptic neuron. The receiving neuron is known as the post-synaptic neuron. The information around the brain is caused by electrical activity; this communication between neurons would be considered a chemical process. When the process of an action reaches a synapse, it pores in the cell membrane which allows an opening an influx of calcium ions charged calcium atoms which end up into the pre-synaptic terminal. Once this has taken place a small 'packet' of a chemical neurotransmitter will be released into a small gap of the two cells, which are known as the synaptic cleft. This neurotransmitter diffuses the synaptic cleft and interacts with proteins called receptors that are embedded in the post-synaptic membrane. The receptors are ion channels that can allow certain types of ions to pass through a pore structure. A person needs neurotransmitters; the body depends on the nutrients one receives. If one does not have the current amount a deficiency...

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