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Dendrites are branching extensions of:

receive incoming signals for other neurons

What is the function of the dendrites?

dendrites to the cell body to the axon

When transmitting sensory information to the brain, an electric signal within a single neuron travels from:

Action Potential

brief electrical charge that travels down the axon of a neuron

Myelin Sheath

the sped at which a neural impulse travels is increased when the axon is encased by a:


the minimum level of stimulation required to trigger a neural impulse


junction between a sending neuron and a receiving neuron


chemical passengers released into the spatial junctions between neurons


undersupply of serotonin is most likely linked to


the two major divisions of the nervous system are the central and the ___________ nervous systems


a simple, inborn response to a sensory stimulus is called a

Endocrine System

hormones are chemical messengers of the


reticular information is held here


"little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem


surgical destruction of brain tissue


amplified recoding of the waves of electrical activity that sweep across the surface of the brain is known as an

Sensory Cortex

area at the front of the parietal lobes that receives information from the movement of the body parts

Cerebral Cortex

association areas are located in the _______________


the capacity of one brain area to take over the functions of another damaged brain area is ___________

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