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Make sure you answer what the question is asking, answer every aspect of the question. The questions for this week’s discussion board are:
A) Describe the steps involved in the conduction of information along one neuron. B) How do vertebrates increase the speed of their nerve transmissions?
See figures 37.16 in your textbook. Identify three (3) components of the synapse that can be modulated to either increase or decrease responsiveness (look at the targets of various drugs, different drugs affect different components of the synapse). Explain how they can be modulated to produce different effects on cells (for example, the effect that each drug has on the function of the synapse).
If action potentials are all-or-nothing, then A) Explain what is the function of graded excitatory and inhibitory postsynaptic potentials? B) Explain how are postsynaptic potentials generated?
If action potentials are all-or-nothing, then how is the intensity of the stimulus coded into action potentials?
Which divisions of the nervous system will take effect under the following two scenarios: A) You are seating at a massage chair, B) You just saw an alligator running towards you
Lists 3 types of stimuli that animals can detect and provide a brief description of how the sensory receptor works to convert the stimulus into a nerve impulse.