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Classnotes 3 (Chapter 2) Introduction to Psychology Spring 2008 – Dr. Hunt Objectives & Key Words: Define ‘Biopsychology’ or ‘Biological Psychology’ How is Biopsychology related to neuroscience? Know the parts of the neuron and their function: Glial Cells (glue cells)  3 Types of neurons  Sensory Motor Interneurons (related to reflex arc and perception) Neurons: 3 main parts 1. Cell body 2. Dendrites  3.   Axon  Myelin sheathing: Multiple sclerosis (MS) Also understand:  Action potential Inhibitory  Excitatory  Threshold (“all or none” response) How do neurons communicate? Synapse  Neurotransmitters  reuptake  reuptake blockers (for serotonin, for example) What are some common neurotransmitters and their influence?  1. Acetycholine Antagonistic and Agonistic Effects: Know examples.
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Dopamine Dopamine Deprivation Theory of Drug Addiction 3. Serotonin (see reuptake blockers’) 4. Norepinephrine 5. Endorphins 6. Drugs and other chemicals: Agonists: Ex: Prozac Ex: Cocaine Ex: Valium Antagonists: Ex: Curare Ex: Botulin Objectives and Key Words The Nervous System: (Reading pg 56-58; 4 th ed) Central nervous system (CNS): The Brain & Spinal cord What is, and what is the purpose of, the reflex arc? What is the purpose of the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)? What are the 2 subdivisions of the PNS? What are the roles of the 2 subdivisions? Somatic Autonomic What are the 2 subdivisions of the Autonomic Nervous System and their purposes? Sympathetic Parasympathetic...
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