Axia College Material
Appendix CBrain Response of Behavior
Note: Parts II and III follow below, complete all three.
Run Multimedias 2.3 and 2.4
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Psychology: An Introduction
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Select 2.3 and 2.4.Write a 350- to 700-word response to the following: Explain the communication process of neuronsin the brain. List some common neurotransmitters and describe their effect on behavior.<Insert Response Here
Neurons produce an electrochemical; they use this process tocommunicate. Neuron’s use dendrites to receive this communication from their neighbors, when enough of an electro chemical is received it produces n rapidcharge in the neuron. This change is called an action potential or nerve impulse,the charge causes a release of neurotransmitters which in turn pass a messageto the next neuron. The synapse is the location where the nerve impulse istransmitted, the neurons do not naturally touch there is a small divide called thesynaptic cleft. The neuron sending the messages is pre synaptic while they arereceiving is post synaptic. In the pre synaptic terminal buttons are sacs calledsynaptic vesicles, these sacs house the neurotransmitters which communicatewith other neurons. When they are released they travel across the synaptic cleftto the dendrite of the receiving neuron. The Nero transmitters then bind with