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o THC moves into fatty tissue quickly
o 25 to 30% may remain in fatty tissue for a week
Brain is fatty tissue
o Continuous doses collect, taking weeks to clear (approx. 4 weeks)
Sex and Biological Rhythms Study Guide
What are the four stages of reproductive behavior?
Sexual attraction, Appetitive behavior, Copulation, Postcopulatory behavior
13.2 Why are females attracted to males and males attracted to females?
Somatosensory System Study Guide
What are receptor cells?
Sense a specific form of energy
What is sensory transduction?
Energy from a stimulus converted into a change in membrane potential in a
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Brain and Behavior
Von Dawans et al., 2012
This study had to do with stress. The main question the researchers sought out to get
answers was whether the pattern of behavior among male participants was more agg
Motor System Study Guide
What are tendons, and how do they contribute to movements?
They connect muscles to bone, many muscles work in pair
What are pairs of muscles, that work in oppo
Vision Study Guide
What are the pupil, lens, and retina?
Pupil: front of eye
Lens: Helps to focus the light on the retina; necessary to make sure light is
focused exactly on
Hearing and Balance Study Guide
What is the difference between the amplitude and frequency of sound
waves, and how does this relate to pitch and loudness?
Frequency-number of cycles per second
10.2 What are the two parts of the ou
Brain and Behavior Notes
Functions of sleep
At least 3 functions of sleep:
Reduce muscle tension, heart rate reduces, reduces blood pressure, reduces temp,
and breathing rate reduces
o Food sh
A Helpful Checklist for Comprehensive Final Exam (Movie Paper)
Did you thoroughly read all relevant parts of the syllabus pertaining to the comprehensive final
exam (movie paper)? The instructions are in there!
Did you prepare your paper in APA format
Attention and Consciousness
Everyone knows what attention is
- William James, 1890
acts as a filter.
14 Attention Focuses Cognitive Processing on Specific Objects
Attentionor selective attent
Biopsychosocial Model Effects of Crack Cocaine in Brazil
After first being introduced throughout Brazil in the early 1990s, crack cocaine
usage has only skyrocketed since. Brazil currently holds 20% of worldwide crack cocaine
PSY 4390: Exam 2 Content
Antipsychotics and Diabetes
Atypical are associated with diabetes
o In 2003 black box warning was given
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) increases insulin
o Thus, patients treated with Olanzapine are at risk of diabetes if they dont gain
Exam One Overview
Major problems medication may have
o IF you take an MAOI and you eat an aged cheese what happens?
o If you take a handful of TCAs?
Block pre-synaptic reuptake of NE and 5HT
o What type of anti-dep
Hormones Study Guide
What are hormones?
A chemical secreted by an endocrine gland that is conveyed by the bloodstream
and regulates target organs or tissues
What is the difference between endocrine and exocrine gla