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Lecture 3—Brain Neuro Science – Understanding the brain and its relation to behavior I. Bio Psycho Social II. Nervous System – Electro Chemical Communication System A. Central Nervous System – Brain and Spinal Cord 1. Neurons – Building blocks (cells) of the Nervous System that receive and transmit (send) information. a. Sensory Neurons – receive b. Inter Neurons – transfer information from one neuron to another c. Motor Neurons – Transmit (send to react) 2. Neurotransmitters – Chemical messengers that relay information from one neuron to the next. a. Dopamine – inhibitory effects. Linked to Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. b. Serotonin – Linked to sleep, dreaming, arousal, depression, eating disorders, OCD. c. GABA – Linked to anxiety d. Acetylcholine – Linked to Alzheimer’s e. Endorphins – Morphine, chemical painkillers. 3. Stages of brain evolution a. Brain Stem – Survival (hind brain) i. Oldest and innermost part. Central core. (Old Brain)
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2011 for the course PSY 120 taught by Professor Donnely during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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