Psychology 5 Chapter 2

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Psychology 5 Chapter 2
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  1. Dopamine
  2. Serotonin
  3. What is the difference between Dopamine and Serotonin?
  4. Neurotransmitter (NT)
  5. Name the defining Characteristics of the Nervous System.
    • 1.) COMPLEXITY, since the brain alone is composed of billions of nerve cells
    • 2.) INTEGRATION; it can integrate information from many sources and create a coherent psychological experience
    • 3.) ADAPTABILITY via Plasticity; it has a great capacity to adapt to changes in the environment and the body.
    • 4.) Communicates via ELECTROCHEMICAL TRANSMISSION.
  6. Name 3 Pathways of the Nervous System and what they do
    • 1.) Afferent/Sensory Nerves - Send information to the brain and spinal cord.
    • 2.) Efferent/Motor Nerves - Send information out of the brain and spinal cord
    • 3.) Neural Networks - Integration of sensory input and motor output

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