Ch. 4 (continued)
Sites of Drug Actions
Two Generalized Actions
1. Agonist: A drug that facilitates the effects of a particular neurotransmitter on the post-synaptic cell. Neurotransmitter Agonist Neurotransmitter Agonist EPSP Mor
Experimental ablation The removal or destruction of a portion of the brain of a laboratory
animal in order to observe which functions of the animal no longer are controlled. This is done in
order to determine which regions of the brain elicit particular r
Just as two different drugs stimulate the two classes of acetylcholine receptors, two dif-
ferent drugs block them cfw_step 7 of Figure 4.4. Both drugs were discovered in nature long ago,
and both are still used by modern medicine. The rst, atropine, bloc
Chapter 5 Lecture 2
Computerized tomography (CT scan) Essentially, a 3D x-ray of the brain. Lots of x-rays create
a series of images that provide a 3D image of the brains horizontal plane.
*White abnormality would indicate a stroke.
*Upside It can
Chapter One Notes
Corpus callosum A large bundle of nerve fibers that connects the corresponding parts of one
side of the brain with those of the other.
Split-brain operating A procedure performed via neurosurgery that cuts the corpus callosum
in order to
Chapter 8 Lecture 1
EEG measures activity when asleep and awake.
There are several distinct patterns of sleep
General patterns High hertz (Hz) patterns occur when awake and in the earlier stages of
Awake = higher frequency. Asle
Psychopharmacology The study of the effects of drugs on the nervous system and on behavior. (Greek pharmakon for drug)
Drug effects The changes a drug produces in an animals physiological processes and behavior.
Site of action A location at which molecule
Neuraxis An imaginary line drawn through the length of the CNS, from the lower end of the
spinal cord up to the front of the brain. It is relative to the neuraxis that directions in the nervous
system are normally described.
Anterior The front end of the
Chapter 5 Lecture 1
Genetics Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. 22 are autosomes, meaning they do not carry
information about sexual determination. The 23rd pair does. Women have two X chromosomes.
Men have one X and one Y chromosome.
What is sleep?
A Sleeping Lion (www.istockphoto.com)
A Baby sleeping (www.blondenyko.spaces.live.com)
Stages of Sleep
Non-REM sleep REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep
The Auditory System
What you should know about Audition
1) How sound is created and the physical properties of sound 2) The main auditory pathway and connections 3) Anatomy of the ear, cochlea, and organ of corti 4) How transduction of sound o
Techniques in Physiological Psychology
Know All Definitions In Lower Right Corner of Book and
Purpose of a technique (why is the technique used)? Method to accomplish goals (be able to describe the procedure).
Methods and Strategies of Res
What is Psychopharmacology?
Psychopharmacology: The study of the effects of drugs on the nervous system and behavior.
What is a drug ?
What is a drug ?
Are these drugs ?
Periwinkle A flower that grows in peop
Ch 2 CELLS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM Continued
What Causes the Membrane Potential?
+ve charge outside and ve charge inside Large molecules carry a negative charge and never leave the neuron More Na+ ion outside more K+ ion inside as a protein called th
CELLS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM Ch 2
The Nervous System (NS)
Two parts 1. Central Nervous System (CNS) Comprised of the brain and spinal cord Encased within the skull and spinal column 2. Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) Comprised of nerve tissue loca
PSY 325: PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY Course Number 1002-LEC (24674) Instructor: Sudipta Biswas, Ph. D. Class Time: Tu, Th 10:30 - 11:45 AM Location: College Of Design South # 15
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Physiological Psychology PSY 325
Study Guide for Exam 3
The exam will consist of multiple choice, fill-in the blank, and short answer questions, similar to the previous
two exams. In addition, Exam #3 is 10% cumulative. The cumulative portion will