L3 Brain - TheBiologicalBasisofBehavior...

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    The Biological Basis of Behavior I. Overview of The Nervous System     II. The Neuron  III. The Brain
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II. The Neuron   A. The Synapse   -“directs traffic” B. Neurotransmitters 1. Acetylcholine [e] -movement 2. Norepinephrine [e] -arousal of reticular, learning, memory 3. Dopamine [i] -reward 4. Serotonin [i] -sleep 5. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) [i] -regulating arousal, major inhibitor B. Neuromodulators  - from glands in the bloodstream  Natural Opioids (Endorphins) - co-evolution (plants and animals)
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III. The Brain A. Imaging techniques 1. CAT or CT  2. PET   3. MRI and FMRI 4. Lesions, stimulation and recording B. Overview of Brain 1. Cerebral Cortex- [Cerebrum, Neocortex, 2. Corpus Callosum – bundle of fibers that connects two  hemispheres 3. Contralateral Connection- [hemispheres control opposite  sides of the body] 4. Cerebellum- movement coordination
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