Running head: BIPOLAR DISORDER
Amy Joy Patterson
Michigan Technological University
History and Epidemiology
As the name implies, bipolar disorder consists of two distinctly opposit
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Paper Proposal: Hemispherectomy Treatment for Intractable Epilepsy
My intention is to write about the effect of hemispherectomy on patients with intractable epilepsy.
There are few treatments in the medical world more
Origins of Brain and Behavior
1. What is the brain?
The brain is essentially the control station of the nervous system.
2. The components of the nervous system (central and peripheral).
a. Central: Brain and spinal cord
b. Peripheral: Everything outside o
-Sensation vs. Perception
Sensation is the objective process by which the body receives stimuli, while perception is the
subjective interpretation of those stimuli.
- Receptive fields
Each sensory organ only responds to a specific set of stimuli.
Neural Communication: Electrical and Electrochemical Signals
1. Discovery that neurons communicate with electricity
a. Galvani: Applied electrical current to a dissected nerve causing it to twitch
b. Fritsch and Hitzig: Electrical stimulation of the neoco