. Increasing excitatory signals above the threshold for neural activation will not affect the intensity of an action potential. This indicates that a neuron's reaction is
all or none response
The chemical messengers released into the spatial junctions between neurons are called
. Which is the correct sequence in the transmission of a neural impulse?
dendrite, cell body, axon, synapse
polarized, with mostly positively charged ions outside and negatively charged ions inside
Dr. Hernandez is studying neurotransmitter abnormalities in depressed patients. She would most likely be working from a ___ perspective
Melissa has just completed running a marathon. She is so elated that she feels little fatigue or discomfort. Her lack of pain is probably the result of the release of
Alzheimer's disease is most closely lined to the deterioration of neurons that produce
Schizophrenia is most closely linked with excess receptor activity for the neurotransmitter
A focus on the links between brain activity and behavior is most characteristic of psychologists who work from a ___ perspective
The speed at which a neural impulse travels is increased when the axon is encased by a(n)
A slap on the back is more painful than a pat on the back because a slap triggers
more nuerons to fire and to fire more often
Drugs that block the reuptake of serotonin will therby increase the concentration of serotonin molecules in the
. Jose has just played a long, bruising football game but feels little fatigue or discomfort. His lack of pain is most likely caused by the relase of
You are able to pull your hand quickly away from hot water before pain is felt because:
movement of the hand is a reflex that involves intervention of the spinal cord only
The body's natural production of endorphins is liely to be
decreased by heroin use and increased by vigorous exercise
Botulin poisoning from improperly canned food causes paralysis by clocking the release of
Messages are transmitted from your spinal cord to muscles in your hands by the ___ nervous system
You feel the pain of a sprained ankle when ___ relay(s) messages from your ankle to your central nervous system
Central nervous system neurons that process information between sensory inputs and motor outputs are called
. Some neurons enable you to grasp objects by relaying outgoing messages to the muscles in your arms and hands. These neurons are called
The part of the peripheral nervous system that controls the glands and the muscles of the internal organs is called the
automatic nervous system
Which division of the autonomic nervous system arouses the body and mobilizes its energy in stressful situations?
the sympathetic nervous system
. I am a relatively fast-acting chemical messenger that affects mood, hunger, sleep, and arousal. What am I?
I am a relatively slow-acting (but long-lasting) chemical messenger carried throughout the body by the bloodstream. What am I?
This pituitary gland hormone enables contractions during childbirth, milk flow during nursing, has been found to promote bonding and social trust.