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psych ch. 3 part 1
cells in the nervous system that communicate with one another to perform information-processing tasks
the part of the neuron that coordinates information-processing tasks and keeps the cell alive
the part of the neuron that receives info from other neurons and relays it to the cell body
the part of the neuron that transmits info to other neurons, muscles, or glands
an insulating layer of fatty material
support cells found in the nervous system
neurons that receive info form the external world and convey this info to the brain via the spinal cord
neurons that carry signals from the spinal cord to the muscles to produce movement
neurons that connect sensory neurons or other interneurons
the difference in electric charge between the inside and outside of a neuron's cell membrane
an electric signal that is conducted along a neuron's axon to a synapse
the time following an action potential during which a new action potential cannot be initiated