Unit 3 Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • explain the structure and function of:
    • neurons,
    • neural networks,
    • the brain,
    • the central nervous system, and
    • the peripheral nervous system;
  • identify the primary research domains within the field of neuropsychology;
  • identify how the biological systems above affect behavior;
  • describe the behavioral effects of brain injuries;
  • describe the role of neurotransmitters trans-membrane ion flow either to increase (excitatory) or to decrease (inhibitory) the probability that the cell with which it comes in contact will produce an action potential; and
  • describe the significance of split brain operations.

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