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What are 3 characteristics that are unique to humans?

- advanced brain
- advanced language
- tool making

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What characteristic make our brain unique?

Out large cerebrum

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Cerebrum

Makes complex decisions

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Cerebellum

Controls posture and balance

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Brainstem

Receives information

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Corpus collosum

Connects the left and the right side of the brain

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Sensory neuron

Neurons carried to the spinal chord based upon senses

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Motor neuron

The action carried out to the muscles

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CNS (brain and spinal cord)

Controls actions and reasoning

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What is the role of neurotransmitters in nerve signal transmissions?

To carry the neurons rom one nerve to the other

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What do neurologists study?

The brain

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What are societies?

When individuals depend on each other for certain tasks

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Cultural evolution

How cultures develop overtime

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Colonies

A group of organisms that as individuals are independent, but work together

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Life cycles

The stages an organism goes through during a life time