Brain Terms

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Outer layer of brain tissue which forms the surface of the brain
A principle that states a neuron either fires or it doesn't
Monoamine needed for emotional states, impulse control, and dreaming
Neurotransmitters that bind to own receptors to regulate release of neurotransmitters
Lobe which is important for processing auditory information and memories
Monamine important for arousal and vigilance
Signals that go from body to brain
Part of the brain essential for coordination and balance
Lobe almost exclusive for vision
Signals that go from brain to body
Gateway to the brain which receives almost all incoming sensory information
Toxin that mimics ACh
The first part of the neuron to receive signals
Collects information from thousands of neurons
Monoamine involved in reward, motivation, and motor control
Looks at the transmission of genes from parents to offspring
Network of neurons in brain stem
Houses basic functions: breathing, swallowing, vomiting, urination, orgasm
Largest part of occipital lobe
In charge of metabolism and genetic material
A rush of sodium ions into the neuron causing the neuron to fire
Produces myelin
A rope of neural tissue inside the hollows of vertebrae
Region at front of cerebral cortex concerned with planning and movement
Looks at overall amount of differences between individuals in a population
Monoamine known as adrenaline
When neuron goes back to resting membrane potential; only strong signals can make it fire
Brain structure important for formation of certain types of memory
Directs muscles to contract or relax thus causing movement
Allows for chemical symbols to pass through neuron
Space where axon is exposed; action potentials can move through neuron
Process where neurotransmitters return to original vesicles
A chemical substance which carries signals across synaptic cleft
Amino acid which is the primary inhibitory signal in the nervous system
A signal which will fire a neuron
A system of subcortical structures important for movement
Neurons that communicate in short or local distances
Fatty substance which protects the axon
Momentary hyperpolarization when sodium ions stop flowing into the neuron
A signal which will not fire a neuron
Specialized protein molecules on neuron
The electrical charge of a neuron when it is not active
Group of single strand amino acids
Peptides involved in natural pain reduction and reward
Release chemicals into the synapse to send to another neuron
Detects information from physical world and passes it on
When a neuron fires
Sodium channels become more resistant to sodium ions and the neuron does not fire
Comprised of spinal cord, brain stem, and cerebellum
Lobe in charge of sense of touch and spacial layout
Brain structure that associates things with emotions and processes emotional information
A small brain structure in the limbic system vital for temperature regulation, emotion, sexual behavior, and motivation
Responsible for motor control at junction between nerves and muscles. Involved in dreaming, memory, sleeping and learning
When an enzyme destroys transmitter substance in synaptic cleft

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