BioPsychCh8

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Anonymous
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109471
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BioPsychCh8
Updated:
2011-10-16 21:38:09
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Movement
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Control of Movement, Brain Mechanisms of Movement,
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  1. Smooth Muscle
    Controls the digestive system and other organs
  2. Skeletal/Striated Muscle
    Control movement of body in relation to environment
  3. Cardiac Muscle
    Heart
  4. Neuromuscular Junction
    Synapse between a motor neuron axon and muscle fiber
  5. Fast-twitch Fibers
    Muscle fibers that produce fast contractions but fatigue rapidly
  6. Slow-twitch Fibers
    Less vigorous contractions and no fatigue
  7. Stretch Reflex
    Caused by a stretch, it does not produce a stretch
  8. Muscle Spindle
    Receptor parallel to the muscle that responds to a stretch
  9. Golgi tendon organs
    • Respond to increases in muscle tension
    • Located in the tendons at opposite ends of a musclce
    • Act as a brake against contractions
  10. Reflexes
    Consistent, automatic responses to stimuli
  11. Vestibular nucleus
    Brain area that receives input from the vestibular system
  12. Basal Ganglia
    • set of subcortical forebrain structures lateral to the hypothalamus
    • Includes cuadate nucleus, putamen, & golbus pallidus

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