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The neuron

They are specialised for communication between
other neurons, muscles and organs in the body.

When two neurones connect, this is called a
synaptic transmission.

Synaptic transmission

A synapse is a specialised cell that allows
electrical messages to transfer to an adjacent
neurone. Neurones don't actually touch at the…

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The brain stem controls basic (e.g. sleeping
and walking) and bodily (e.g. heart rate and
breathing) functions.

The cerebellum, this controls balance and
movement. If this is damaged then more
than likely people will be clumsy with poor

The cerebral hemispheres are used for a
much higher function, such…

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1. Eyes
2. Lungs
3. Heart
4. Stomach
5. Blood vessels of internal organs.

The brain
Brain stem controls basic (e.g. sleeping and walking) and bodily function (heart rate and breathing).

Cerebellum controls balance and movement. Damage to this would lead to clumsiness and poor

Cerebral hemispheres coordinate higher…

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Scanning techniques
Post mortem: a neurobiological research method in which the brain of a patient with a
disorder/abnormality is examined after death.

+ It can establish cause of death and show abnormalities that may have affected their lfife.

Don't know if they had earlier damage.
It is hard to establish…

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