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All about
the Neuron
The Mighty Neurological Neuroscience Come to
Your Senses
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Another name for
a “nerve cell.”
What is a neuron?
The part of the neuron that
brings information
to the cell body.
What is a dendrite?
The part of the neuron that
takes information
away from the cell body.
What is the axon?
The junction between
two neurons.
What is a synapse?
The explosion of electrical
activity sent down an
axon when a neuron
sends information.
What is an
action potential?
The weight of the adult
human brain.
What is about 3 pounds
or 1.4 kilograms?
The two main divisions
of the nervous system.
What are the
central nervous system
and the peripheral
nervous system?
Area of the brain
responsible for thought,
language and planning.
What is the
cerebral cortex?
Connects the right and left
hemispheres of the brain.
What is the
corpus callosum?
Name of the man who
survived after an iron rod
went through the frontal
lobe of his brain in 1848.
Who is Phineas Gage?
Memory loss,
social withdrawal;
plaques and tangles.
What are symptoms of
Alzheimer’s disease?
Disease characterized
as an electrical
What is epilepsy?
Excessive daytime
sleepiness, cataplexy,
sleep paralysis,
hypnagogic hallucinations.
What are symptoms
of narcolepsy?
Transmitted by ticks;
joint pains, chills,
fever and headache.
What is
Lyme disease?
Weakness, paralysis,
death of neurons in the
motor cortex
and spinal cord; named for
a famous baseball player.
What is amyotrophic
lateral sclerosis?
(Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
General term for
someone who studies
the nervous system.
What is a neuroscientist?
Uses detection of radio
frequency signals
produced by displaced
radio waves in a
magnetic field.
What is MRI?
(Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Electrical activity of the
brain recorded with scalp
or brain electrodes.
What is an EEG?
Scanning method that
detects radioactive
material that is injected
or inhaled to produce
an image of the brain.
What is PET?
(Positron Emission Tomography)
Brain scan that uses a
series of X-ray beams
passed through the head.
What is a CT scan?
(Computed Tomography Scan)
Another name for
the sense of sight.
What is vision?
Lobe of the brain
important for hearing.
What is the
temporal lobe?
Sour, sweet, salty,
bitter and umami.
What are the five
basic tastes?
Free nerve endings,
Pacinian corpuscles,
Ruffini endings.
What are sensory
receptors in the skin?
Location of
in the eye.
What is the retina?