Pharmacology and the Mind Olivia Carter
Lecture 1 Basic Introduction to Psychopharmacology
Signalling in the Brain Neuron
1. At rest: neuron has a negative charge
2. Action potential triggered: charge sufficiently positive
3. Signal received by dendrites
For the rst assignment you will need to write the
introduc:on and methods sec:on of the lab report.
For your introduc:on you will mostly summarise the
background material that was explained t
Lecture 1 Sleep and Biological Rhythms
What are the behavioural
signs of sleep?
Eyes shut humans
Reduced muscle tone
More commonly used in animal species
How is sleep measured?
Summated brain wave activi
Lecture 1 HM and the Anatomy and Function of the Temporal Lobes
How do epileptic seizures
Epileptic seizures arise from sudden excitation in groups
of neurons, with a loss of inhibitory potential
What is the function of
glutamate and GABA?
Week 1 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Lesion: localised region of brain damaged + ceases to function normally what the patient
CAN NO LONGER DO indicates the FUNCTION of the lesioned area
The first demonstration of TMS by Sheffield group
Assignment 1: Marking Scheme
SECTION OF REPORT
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