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The ________ helps coordinate voluntary movements and balance.
The ________ directs messages to the sensory receiving areas in the cortex.
The ________ is an almond-shaped structure in the limbic system that controls emotional responses, such as fear and anger.
A _______ is the basic building block of the nervous system.
A _______ is a chemical messenger that travels across the synapse from one neuron to the next.
The tiny, fluid-filled gap between the axon terminal of one neuron and the dendrite of another is called a ________.
If a neuron fires, then it always fires at the same intensity; all action potentials have the same strength. This is known as the ________ principle.
The state of a neuron when it is at rest and capable of generating an action potential is called ________.
_______ are branching extensions of a neuron that receive information and send messages to the soma.
Nerves that carry information from the sense receptors to the spinal cord and brain are called ________.

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