What are the symptoms or warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease? What are differences between plaques and tangles in AD? Describe the electroencephalogram (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques used to study the brain.Describe the basic structure of the nervous system. What are the differences between the central and peripheral nervous system, between the somatic and autonomic systems, and between the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems? What is the role of each on the body and behavior?What are the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS)? What happens to the nervous system in someone with MS?What is the Neuron Doctrine, according to Ramon Y Cajal?What are glial cells (glia)?Describe the basic structure of a neuron (e.g., dendrites, myelin sheath and synapse) and the role of each structure in the neuron’s activities.What are the differences between membrane hyperpolarization and depolarization?What is a neuron’s resting membrane potential? What creates/maintains the RMP?What is an action potential? What is the all-or-none law? What are nodes of Ranvier and why are they important for APs?What is a synapse and how do neurons communicate across the synaptic cleft?What is reuptake and what might we observe to neurotransmitter levels if a drug blocks transmitter uptake?
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General Psychology / Fall 2018 / Exam #1 Review Sheet / Page 3What are the differences between an agonist and antagonist?Identify the locations of the frontal, temporal, occipital and parietal lobes in the brain. What is the role of each in human behavior?Identify the locations of the cerebellum, amygdala, hippocampus, brain stem, thalamus and hypothalamus in the brain. What is the role of each in human behavior?How does alcohol influence the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA?What is disinhibition?Identify the primary structures of the endocrine system. Explain how the nervous system and the endocrine system communicate to control thought, feeling, and behavior.
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