1.4 2013 clrm brain studies

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1.4 2013 clrm brain studies

  1. 1. * We are social primates, we live in communities* Our brains are wired to help others.* When we do something for someone else we feel good as the neurotransmitters of pleasure and comfort are released. These neurotransmitters include endorphins and dopamine.* Random acts of Kindness
  2. 2. The Neuron
  3. 3. * Neurons communicate through both chemical and electrical signals.* Electrical (ion exchange) through the neuron* Chemical (neurotransmitters) between the neurons or other cells.* Neurons communicate with * Other neurons * Glands * Muscles
  4. 4. Glial Cells
  5. 5. *Hint: There are going to be some changes made.*What does a neuron look like?*How can a neuron change?*What do the changes allow for neurons to do?
  6. 6. Neurons work together to form perceptionsNeurons connect with each other and make networks of “experience.”Trees make forests…neurons do too!
  7. 7. * Central nervous system: The Brain and Spinal cord (center of the body) used for transport of information (spinal cord/super highway) and all processing of sensory information (the brain.)* Peripheral nervous system: The sensory and motor nerves that receive and respond to signals from the environment and the brain.
  8. 8. *Sensory neurons: specialized neurons (cells) that detect wave energy or molecules: these include the five senses and their combinations.*Motor neurons: These are designed to move muscles or stimulate glands.
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  10. 10. *Somatic*Autonomic
  11. 11. SurvivalGuides n

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