PGS 101, Lec 3 (Biological Psychology)

PGS 101, Lec 3 (Biological Psychology) - – Autonomic NS...

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Biological Bases of Behavior
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Franz Gall Phrenology
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Nervous Tissue Glia cells Neurons
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Page 74 Figure 3.1
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Neurons chilling out Resting potential Neurons in action Action potential Travels down axon Absolute refractory period
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Postsynaptic potentials Excitatory Inhibitory
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Putting on the Brakes Reuptake Enzyme activation
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Example Neurotransmitters And an example of a problem they are associated with: Dopamine Seratonin Norepinephrine GABA Endorphin Acetylcholine
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How Drugs Work… Agonists excite 2 ways Antagonists inhibit 2 ways
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The Nervous System (NS) Central NS Peripheral NS Somatic NS Afferent fibers Efferent fibers
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Unformatted text preview: – Autonomic NS • Sympathetic NS • Parasympathetic NS Central Nervous System • Speed – Type of fiber – Distance Traveled Page 91 Figure 3.16 The Brain • Lower brain stem & cerebellum • Higher cerebral hemisphere • Highlights of Lower Brain • Higher Brain (The cerebrum) Hemisphere Specialization • Left • Right • Not exclusivity; just specialization Flexibility of Brain • Specialization & integration • Plasticity Genetics & Behavior • Chromosomes – DNA • Genes • Dominant and Recessive Genes • Monogenic • Most traits and behaviors: Polygenic...
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2011 for the course PGS 101 taught by Professor Blan during the Fall '08 term at ASU.

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PGS 101, Lec 3 (Biological Psychology) - – Autonomic NS...

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