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What does CNS stand for?
Central Nervous System
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What is the function of the CNS?
Coordinates responses to stimuli.
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What parts of the body are effected by the CNS?
Brain and spinal chord.
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Whats the function of a motor neuron?
Carry instructions from the CNS
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Whats the Myelin Sheath?
Layer of fat surrounding the axon in a motor neuron.
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What is the function of the axon?
Electrical impulses travel down it from the brain to the muscle.
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Whats the function of a sensory neuron?
Carry information to the CNS>
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Whats the peripheral nervous system?
Connects the CNS to the rest of the body.
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What are the names of 2 neurons?
Motor and sensory.
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Which side of the brain controls the left side of the body?
The right side.
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How do scientists study the brain?
Study patients with brain damage, electronic stimulation.
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What are the threee stages of memory?
Sensory memory, Short-term memory, Long-term memory.
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What is memory?
A process of storing and retrieving information.
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What is the outer part of the brain called?
Cerebral Cortex.
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Who developed the multi-store model of memory?
Atkinson and Shiffrin
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Why do we need to learn new things?
Survival, create new pathways in our brain.
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What age is the limit for learning to speak?
10
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How do we know that you cannot speak after the age of 10?
Feral children.
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How can we make information easier to remember?
Rehearsal, Chunking, Patterns.
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What type of neurons carry info to the CNS?
Sensory.
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What type of neurons carry instuctions away from the CNS?
Motor.
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How does information travel along the neurone?
As electrical impulses.
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What is the role of effectors?
Respond to a stimuli and make changes.
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What are receptors?
Specialised cells that detect stimuli.
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What is the speed of response of hormones?
Slow.
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How do hormones travel?
In our blood.
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Give 2 examples of hormones.
Testosterone, Oestrogen, Insulin.
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What is the speed of response of neurons?
Fast.
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