Chapter 21: Attention- Outline and Questions
a. Why is attention important?
2. Behavioral consequences of attention
a. What does attention do to detection and reaction time?
b. Describe hemineglect (neglect syndrome)?
3. Physiological effe
Chapter 3: The Neuronal Membrane at Rest - Outline and Questions
1. The Cast of Chemicals
a. Skim through and refresh your memory if you have seen this material before in other
classes. If not, read carefully and take notes.
b. What is gating?
Chapter 9: The Eye - Outline and Questions
1. Properties of Light
a. Light- skim to review
b. Optics- SKIP!
2. The Structure of the Eye
a. Gross Anatomy of the Eye- what is the function of a pupil? Of the extraocular muscles?
Of the optic nerve?
Chapter 22: Mental Illness- Outline and Questions
2. Mental illness and the brain
a. Psychosocial approaches to mental illness Compare and contrast psychoanalysis,
behaviorism, and psychotherapy.
b. Biological approaches to mental illness
A history of optogenetics: the development of tools for controlling brain circuits with light - Outline
c. patch clamp:
a. What is this paper about?
3. How can we
Chapter 14 (p. 452-469): Brain Control of Movement Outline and Questions
1. Review the beginning of this chapter up to Basal Ganglia. You may wish to use the main reading
guide for chapter 14. However, Ive expanded the reading guide questions on basal gan
Chapter 6: Neurotransmitter Systems - Outline and Questions
1. Studying Neurotransmitter Systems
a. What are the 3 criteria for defining a chemical as a neurotransmitter?
Chapter 10: The Central Visual System Outline and Questions
1. The Retinofugal Projection
a. The Optic Nerve, Optic Chiasm, and Optic Tract- what are each of these structures and
can you identify them (Fig. 10.2)?
b. Right and Left Visual Hemifields
Chapter 24: Memory Systems- Outline and Questions
2. Types of memory and amnesia
a. What is memory?
b. Declarative and nondeclarative memory
i. What is declarative memory? What is another word for declarative?
ii. What is nondeclarative me
Chapter 12 (p. 408-415): Pain Outline and Questions
1. Pain-What are nociceptors?
a. Nociceptors and the Transduction of Painful Stimuli
i. What are 4 types of nociceptors?
ii. What is hyperalgesia?
b. Primary Afferents and Spinal Mechanisms
i. What is th
Chapter 23: Wiring the Brain- Outline and Questions
1. Introduction Skip!
2. The Genesis of Neurons
a. Cell proliferation
i. What are the ventricular zone and marginal zone? (Dont worry about the 5
Stopfer et al 1997
Impaired odour discrimination on desynchronization of odour-encoding neural assemblies
In many cases neurons represent stimuli by their firing rates. For example, the firing rate of a retinal
ganglion cell indicates the st
Chapter 4: The Action Potential- Outline and Questions
1. Properties of the Action Potential
a. Draw a typical action potential
b. The Generation of Multiple Action Potentials: skip this section.
Zupac: Sensorimotor integration: the jamming avoidance response of the weakly electric fish
Eigenmannia - Outline and Questions
1. Introduction skip. This section gives an interesting historical perspective, but is not critical for
understanding how these
Iversen Chapter 25: Alcohol - Outline and Questions
2. Pharmacokinetics of alcohol Pharmacokinetics is the study of the effects of a drug within a
living organism. Pharmacokinetics is often broken down to the study of absorption of the dru
Chapter 5: Synaptic Transmission - Outline and Questions
1. Types of Synapses
a. Briefly describe electrical synapses
1. equally pass in both direction