Essays Tagged: "synapses"

Hololiterature, a Holographic Interpretation of the "Scarlet Letter", by Nathaniel Hawthorne

s similar to a computer. They both have memory, input/output, and similar structures-transistors to synapses.) This technique works with literature and a deeper understanding a grasp of a book's meani ...

(4 pages) 43 0 3.0 Apr/1993

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Effect of Caffeine on Reactions

us system and excites it which increases the alertness. In the nervous system there are gaps called synapses and this decides which choice of action you want to take. This drug speeds up the chemical ... s which choice of action you want to take. This drug speeds up the chemical transmission across the synapses so you are more alert and keeps you awake.PlanFor this experiment I would need: -For this e ...

(3 pages) 71 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

What is cholesterol?

esterol may also regulate when and where nerve cells in the brain form the vital junctions known as synapses.*Cholesterol is a waxy fat that is present in all human beings. Two sources contribute to t ...

(7 pages) 100 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

A basic essay discussing how the brain sends messages throughout the body, how chemicals affect the brain, and explains the left and right brain.

impulses to other nerves. Then the message is passed on to other cells at points of contact called synapses. This causes the release of chemical neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters are molecules that ... r on the neuron and makes another action potential; repeating the cycle. Each neuron has about 1000 synapses so it can receive information from many other cells. If the receptor is clogged or any part ...

(7 pages) 123 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Peer Review vs. Popular Press Article: Synapses in the Brain Includes references

This paper will compare and contrast two articles that discuss synapses in the brain. The first article I will summarize is from a popular press that briefly descr ... tains to researchers that have found a family of molecules that play a key role in the formation of synapses, the connection that links brain cells, called neurons, to each other. The molecules initia ... tiate the development of these connections, forming the circuitry of the nervous system. Therefore, synapses are the key connections between cells in the brain. According to Dr. Nora Volkow, National ...

(5 pages) 70 0 1.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Peer Review vs. Popular Press Article: Synapses in the Brain- Comparing and contrasting.

This paper will compare and contrast two articles that discuss synapses in the brain. The first article I will summarize is from a popular press that briefly descr ... tains to researchers that have found a family of molecules that play a key role in the formation of synapses, the connection that links brain cells, called neurons, to each other. The molecules initia ... tiate the development of these connections, forming the circuitry of the nervous system. Therefore, synapses are the key connections between cells in the brain. According to Dr. Nora Volkow, National ...

(4 pages) 73 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Communication process of Neurons in the Brain

just cross the cleft gap, this is where neurotransmitters chemicals found at the axons and between synapses come in, and these chemicals carry the nerve impulse between the neurons. Neurotransmitters ...

(1 pages) 203 1 2.8 Dec/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Brain&Nervous System

. these messages go to nerve fibers where they turn to electric signals and hit the next neuron via synapses'. Receptors receive these messages, which are sent to the brain, interpreted then sent to e ...

(2 pages) 35 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Teenage Health Issues: Teenage depression

by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Neurons send messages from one nerve ending to another across synapses in the brain. Serotonin a neurotransmitter is a chemical that helps transfer information. ( ...

(8 pages) 129 1 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Schizophrenia

neuron, and some are designed to inhibit the generation of electrical impulses. Dopamine in certain synapses of the brain seems to be involved in the communication of extremely pleasurable sensations. ... f the brain seems to be involved in the communication of extremely pleasurable sensations. In other synapses of the brain, dopamine seems to be involved in the communication of messages necessary for ...

(2 pages) 29 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Basal Ganglia Disorders

’s weight” (Berk, 2008, p.171) since it contains the “greatest number of neurons and synapses” (Berk, 2008, p.171) that is associated with the higher functions of the brain. These ...

(5 pages) 797 1 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Seizures; a Misunderstood Cellular Event

ut this paper, I will explore the effects of seizures as well as the functioning in the neurons and synapses throughout the different lobes of the brain.Seizures are categorized into two groups, gener ... already mentioned that seizures occur due to random and rapid firing of electrical impulses between synapses. The maturity of neurons occurs during embryonic and postnatal stages. This development is ...

(4 pages) 17 1 5.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology