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

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