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Some neuroscience terms defined

Some neuroscience terms defined

The brain operates in a complex way with many parts intersecting and interacting with each other simultaneously. So, when you have that thought in the morning, it's likely that all these different component of your brain (prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, neurons, neurotransmitters, etc.) are all involved at the same time.

  • Action potential: sudden burst of voltage caused by chemical changes ( how neurons signal one another)
  • Neuron: a nerve cell through which signals are sent
  • Neurotransmitter: Chemical messengers released by neurons that help them communicate with other cells (e.g., dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine)
  • Prefrontal cortex: Part of the brain involved in planning, personality, decision making, and social behavior.
  • Hippocampus: part of the brain crucial in variety of memory functions
  • Synapse: A structure that allows a neuron (nerve cell) to pass a chemical or electrical signal to a target cell.


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