Five Critical Thinking Questions

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Five Critical Thinking Questions
1. How do neurotransmitters function?
Neurotransmitters are chemicals located in synaptic vesicles. These chemicals are inside neurons and convey information. There are various types of neurotransmitters and they are located throughout your entire body. The diverse group of neurotransmitters contribute to many functions such as muscle activity, activity in the brain, and the nervous system. (p. 93)
2. Are people more or less likely to catch deception if they are aware that it may occur?
People who are aware of the possibility that something may occur, are more likely to spot a trick compared to those who are not prepared. When someone is aware of what may occur, they have a biased observation. Those who unknowingly know to look for something specific, do not have it in their head what they should or should not see. (p.23)
3. Why is it easy to deceive someone with what seems to be “obvious”?
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