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the neurons between the sensory and motor neurons that carry messages from one neuron to another
a neural impulse is an _______ charge that travels down the axon causing the neuron to fire
the electrically charged impulse that allows the neuron to communicate with other neurons
impossible for cell to fire again, hyperpolarization. more negative than in the beginning
part of brain involved with balance and coordinating the body's actions, prioritizes incoming stimuli
runs sideways from ear to ear and separates the primary somatosensory cortex from the primary motor cortex
the _______ lobe regulates hearing, smell, balance, equilibrium, motion, motivation, and some language
the ______ lobe receives sensory info from body and regulates spatial and mathematical abilities
the __________ lobe performs executive functions- receives and coordinates messages from the other three lobes and plays a key role in personality, motivation, persistence, affect, and character
the ________ nervous system contains the sensory and motor neurons that connect the CNS to the rest of the body
this is the chemical communication system which consists of glands that secrete hormones in the blood stream
located at the top of the brain, this glad makes melatonin and regulates sleep-wake cycle
chemical substances that block or reduce a cell's response to the action of other chemicals to NTs
ability to constantly change both the structure and function of many cells in the brain in response to experience and even trauma
regulates body temp, thirst, hunger, sleeping and waking, sexual activity, and emotions
thick, tough band of neural fibers that allows the left and right hemispheres to communicate
processes info from skin and internal body receptors for touch, temp, and body position
controls mvmt of body's voluntary muscles by sending commands out to the somatic division of the peripheral nervous system
making connections between the sensory info coming into brain and stored memories, images, and knowledge
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