* 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
* 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
*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?
Neurons work together to form perceptionsNeurons connect with each other and make networks of “experience.”Trees make forests…neurons do too!
* 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.
*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.