Appendix C Behavioral Science

Appendix C Behavioral Science

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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

o Go to the Web site
o Click text: Psychology: An Introduction (12th ed.)
o Click “2” on the select a chapter tool bar.
o Click Live!Psych on the left hand menu.
o 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.

Nerve impulses come from a chemical message that transfers between neurons. They communicate between electrochemical prisses. These transfer through the axon, which in turn transfers and sends messages to the next neuron. The Synapse is the impulse that is transmitting the never cell to another cell. Messages must cross through this cleft to the presynaptic neuron on to the post synaptic neuron. Sacks that are called synaptic vesicles release their chemicals and go into the post synaptic dendrite into the next cell. When they are received they are like keys that are received into the receptor site.

When it comes to neuron transmitters, there are thousands of communicators. There are several that can help a human or hinder a human. If there is not enough dopamine, it will inhibit the use of muscles as well as cause voluntary movements. Individuals, who have less dopamine, may come down with mental illnesses, such as perkiness disease.
Part II

Refer to Ch. 2 (pp. 58-78) In Psychology: An Introduction.

Write a 350- to 700-word response identifying the major regions of the brain and what functions of behavior the systems of each region control.


The cerebrum directs the conscious or volitional motor functions of the body. These functions originate within the primary motor cortex and other frontal lobe motor areas where actions are planned. Upper...

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