Epidemiology: the statistical study of patterns of disease in a population.
Rates of psychopathology are equal b/w men and women, but more depression in
females, and more drug/alcohol abuse in men
Homeostasis Maintains Internal States within a Critical Range
Redundancy: the property of having a particular process, usually an important one,
monitored and regulated by more than one mechanism.
Loss of function in one part o
Attention: aka selective attention: a state or condition of selective awareness or
perceptual receptivity, by which specific stimuli are selected for enhanced processing.
Either sensory phenomena or inter
Neuron or Nerve Cell: the basic unit of the NS, each composed of a cell body, receptive
extension(s) (dendrites), and a transmitting extension (axon).
Neuron Doctrine: the hypothesis that the brain is composed of separate cells th
Cells in Newly Formed Brain Regions Differentiate into Neurons
Expression: the process by which a cell makes an mRNA transcript of a particular
gene. Means that cell transcribes a particular subset of genes to make the particular