SG RD 03 - Ch. 3 The Biological Bases of Behavior - Reading...

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Please use these Reading Objectives to prepare for in-class discussions, quizzes, and  tests. Communication in the Nervous System 1. Describe the various parts of the neuron and their functions.  Describe the main functions of  glial cells. 2. Describe the neural impulse.   3. Explain how neurons communicate at chemical synapses.  Describe the two types of  postsynaptic potentials and how neurons integrate signals and form neural circuits. 4. Discuss some of the functions of acetylcholine and the monoamine neurotransmitters.  Discuss how GABA and endorphins are related to behavior. Organization of the Nervous System 5. Distinguish among the peripheral system, the central nervous system and the peripheral  nervous system. Looking Inside the Brain:  Research Methods 6. Explain how the EEG, lesioning, and ESB are used to investigate brain function.  7. Describe transcranial magnetic stimulation and various brain-imaging procedures. The Brain and Behavior  8. Summarize the key functions of the medulla, pons, cerebellum, and midbrain. 9. Summarize the key functions of the thalamus and hypothalamus.  10. Describe the nature and location of the limbic system and summarize some of its key  functions. 11. Name the four lobes in the cerebral cortex and identify some of their key functions.
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SG RD 03 - Ch. 3 The Biological Bases of Behavior - Reading...

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