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the cells od the nervous system that do the work of receiving, integrating, and transmitting information are the
cells found in the nervous system that insulate, nourish, and direct the growth of neurons as well as remove dead neurons and waste products are known as
neurotransmitters are secreted from the ________ across the synapse to the dendrites
according to the __________ law, a neuron fires an action potential at only one level of intensity
what event causes the release of neurotransmitters into the synaptic cleft?
the arrival of the action potential at the terminal buttons
abnormalities at norepinephrine and serotonin synapses appear to play a role in...
the neurotransmitter released by motor neurons that results in movement of the voluntary muscles is
the _____ nervous system mobilize the body when one needs to exert tremendous energy (such as flee from an attacker)
the ______ is most likely to be in control of bodily processes during periods of rest and recovery for the body
parasympathetic nervous system
theodore suffered a stroke recently, and now he finds that he constantly hears a buzzing sound in his ears. IN this case, it is likely that the stroke occurred in theodore's
which of the following statements concerning plasticity in the brain is FALSE?
older brains show more plasticity than younger brains
the area of frontal lobe that plays an important role in the production of speech is called
if the left hemisphere of the brain were damaged, which part of the body would be MOST directly affected?
the right half
because the speech center is generally located in the left hemisphere of the brain, a split-brain patient is unable to describe the stimuli that are
seen in the left visual field
which of the following parts of the brain is MOST likely to play a major role in the work of artists, architects, and engineers, who must rely heavily on visual-spatial skills?
the right hemisphere
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