Psychology 1-30

Psychology 1-30 - Psychology 1/30 Biology of the mind - 3...

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Psychology 1/30 Biology of the mind - 3 techniques of looking at brain activity o EEG Measures electrical waves o PET scans Measure glucose activity o MRI Size and shapes - Neurotransmitters NEUROTRANSMITTE R FUNCTION/RELATED TO RESULT OF MALFUNCTIONS DRUGS Acetylcholine Muscle contractions Learning and me mory Too much causes violent   muscle contractions Too little is paralysis and   alzheimers Botox prevents it   from working Nicotine   enhances it Dopamine Addiction, move ment,  attention Increased related to  ADHD,  Schizophrenia, and  drug abuse Decreased mimics  parkinson’s Abilify and  Ritalin lower  it Serotonin Mood, hunger, sleep Decreased has to do  with depression and  apetite, insomnia Epinephrine Norepinephrine Alertness, energy Increased causes  hypervigilance Cy mbalta GABA Inhibits neuron from firing Not enough causes  anxiety Valium and  Xanax Glutamate Excites neurons MSG
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