AP Psychology 3.3 Biological Bases of Behavior
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AP Psychology 3.3 Biological Bases of Behavior. The long and skinny part of the neuron extending from the cell body to the terminal buttons is called the what?
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like take A) the soma otherwise known as the cell body well this is a bulbous [soma diagram]
end of a neuron containing the cell body what does the soma look like a big round
body what else has a big round body a sumo..soma, sumo makes sense, definitely [A soma and sumo side by side]
not long skinny though let's take a look at C) dendrite, a dendrite is a system of
short branches that extend off the nerve cell to receive information from [A dendrite branch]
other neurons, well a dendrite looks branch like extending off the body and
curling about well what else curls? A plants tendril, dendrite..tendril..
useful to remember but not quite long straight skinny the synapse is a
tricky one its the structure that allows signals to travel between one neuron and [signals travelling between synapses]
another here's a diagram well none of that looks long and skinny so we can
definitely move on without even worrying about finding a word you can remember it by
because well nothing really works for synapse anyway or maybe something does [baby sleeping]
but we're 20 minutes past our coffee break and aren't capable of
thinking too hard about it all right the myelin sheath is pretty much what it [woman walking like a zombie for coffee]
sounds like a sheath. Thank You scientist for using a name that makes sense. Picture
a swords sheath, myelin sheath looks about the same and also happens to look long [myelin sheath with a swords sheath]
and skinny could this be our answer not quite anyway because as with the sword
and it's sheath, the myelin sheath is simply there to protect something far
more important inside which would be the axon, the axon is critical to
transferring messages from one neuron to the next as it takes the information [information transferring from neurons]
from the cell body to the terminal buttons to be carried away and also its
long and skinny so yeah it's our answer I think of the axon as the mule in a [Donkey crossing a road]
shady business transaction it's only job is to get the goods to the pickup location no
questions asked and no the axon doesn't look like a mule we kind of dropped
the whole looks like half way through this video sorry hey someone get [Woman begging for coffee]
us some coffee, stat!