Chapter 4: The Chemistry of Behavior:
Neurotransmitters and Neuropharmacology
Otto Loewi - discovered the true chemical nature of communication between
neurons by discovering the first nt: acetylcholine!
Most drugs that affect behavior do so by altering t
Chapter 8: Hormones & Sex
PART II: REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOR
Little knowledge exists about why humans and animals engage in courting, copulation
and cohabiting because:
1. there are cultural barriers to disseminating information about sexual behavior
To prepare for the test, make sure that you are familiar with the following terms. Do not
just memorize definitions be sure you understand each concept as it relates to other
concepts. Some of these terms are covered in lecture, some in the
Exam 3 Review topics Be sure to understand the definitions, behavioral characteristics, functions, neural regions and hormonal influences involved in the following terms (as applicable). Understand the processes and relationships entailed in neural c
1. To generate an action potential, a neuron must be depolarized to the
_, which is accomplished by _.
point of no return; adding positrons to the membrane.
all-or-none limit; opening Na+ ion channels.
axon hillock; opening Cl- or K+ ion ch
Name: _ Date: _
1. Behavioral defeminization is the result of:
A) anti-Mullerian hormone abolishing the Mullerian ducts.
B) androgen prompting the development of the neural circuitry controlling male
C) androgen prompting the develo
Sample test 2 1. NMDA receptors a. Are a kind of glutamate receptors b. Play an important role in LTP c. Requires activation by non-NMDA receptors d. Are associated with mechanism of learning and memory e. All of the above 2. Drugs that block the reuptake
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What is biopsychology?
Biopsychology: study of the biological b
All sensory systems carry information from the
environment to the brain, where it is processed.
Sensory transduction is the process of transferring
_ into _.
Physical stimuli act on sensory receptors in the periphery and alter
Practice Test 1
Please note: The following are questions taken from a previous test. This is to give you an
example of what an actual test will be like. The real exams will have 50 questions, plus 2 bonus
This practice exam is NOT a comprehensi
Learning and Memory
Set of processes by which experience creates enduring changes to neural
circuits, changing behavior
Resulting changes are memories
Mechanisms of learning Synaptic plasticity
Changes in synaptic structur
Hormones and behavior
What are hormones and how do they
Is sexual behavior governed by hormones?
What does the brain have to do with this?
Chemicals released by glands
Travel to distal targets within the body
Cause physiological effects
Name: _ Date: _
1. Which of the following is true?
A) In rats, but not primates, testosterone is necessary for male copulatory behaviors.
B) In both rats and primates, testosterone is necessary for male copulatory behaviors.
C) In both rats and primates,
The study of how exogenous drugs work on
endogenous neurotransmitter systems to
produce changes in physiology and behavior
Drugs exert their effects at specific sites of
action in the brain
Not always as ligands at
Name: _ Date: _
1. PET scans show that blood flow is increased in the _ of people with major
B) parietal cortex
C) prefrontal cortex
D) both A and C
E) all of the above
2. It has been proposed that PTSD can be reduced or eliminated
Emotions & Stress
It is right it should be so;
Man was made for joy and woe;
And, when this we rightly know
Through the world we safely go.
Joy and woe are woven fine
A clothing for the soul divine;
Under every grief and pine
Runs a joy with silken twine.
The following are some practice questions for Exam 2. To be more thoroughly prepared, you
should make up your own additional questions, similar to these, for other sites of action,
neurotransmitter systems, and drugs. (Use the format given for these quest
Phases of development
Induction of the neural plate and formation of the neural tube
Embryos consist of three layers of tissue:
The tissue that will form the nervous system derives from the n
The field of cognitive neuroscience seeks to determine how the brain processes information,
builds memories, navigates decisions, and ultimately produces a human being from trillions of
Photons have mass?
I didnt even know they were Catholic.
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DetecDon of our environment by our
bodies and brains.
The subjecDve expe
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Active learning increases student performance in
science, engineering, and mathematics
Scott Freemana,1, Sarah L. Eddya, Miles McDonougha, Michelle K. Smithb, Nnadozie Okoroafora, Hannah Jordta,
and Mary Pat Wenderotha
Department of Biology, University
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DRUGS AND ADDICTION (Chapter 15)
In USA, over 60 million people are addicted to nicotine, alcohol, or both.
About 5.5 million are addicted to illegal drugs, and several millions to prescription drugs.
Psychoactive drugs: Drugs that influence behavior and
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Reading quiz 1: PSYCH 202 Sp 17: Biopsychology
Reading quiz 1
Due Mar 31 at 11:59pm
Time Limit 15 Minutes
Available until Mar 31 at 11:59pm
You will have 15 minutes to complete this reading quiz. Do not be