This chapter covered a lot of information about nerve cells, parts of the brain/how they influence behavior, the nervous system, the endocrine system, and the idea of nature vs nurture. The most interesting part that struck me was about the nerve cells. I remember learning general fact about these cells in high school but I thought that the topics of 3.1-3.4 were very interesting and something I look forward to learning more about when we get to this chapter.
-3.1- Distinguish the parts of neurons and what they do.
-3.2- Describe electrical responses of neurons and what makes them possible.
-3.3- Explain how neurons use neurotransmitters to communicate with each other.
-3.4- Describe how the brain changes as a result of development, learning and injury.
I thought these questions were interesting because they involve more in depth ideas of how these cells work. Sure I learned in high school the parts of neurons and what they did but not much was said about what made it possible which would be covered in 3.2 and 3.3 of this chapter. Nerve cells are small and very complex which is why I look forward to learning more about these cells as we get to this chapter.