Damage to the nervous system
Damage to the nervous system
Peripheral nervous system - PNS
Central nervous system CNS
oligodendrocytes vs Schwann cells
Normal aging (vs neurodegeneration)
-slower; working memory; less
-semantic memory OK; better emotional
-harder to motivate; poorer spatial abilities;
Behavioral Neuroscience Study Guide
Unit 2 Justin Rhodes
Psychoactive Drugs PPT 1
Psychoactive drug: A chemical that alters brain function, resulting in
temporary changes in perception, mood, consciousness, or behavior
- Can be legal or illegal, or for me
Behavioral Neuroscience Exam 3
Sound: The vibration of air molecules you need something to vibrate
A tuning fork produces a sinusoidal vibration
The number of cycles each second is the frequency (Hertz)
Different frequencies are actual mea
October 16, 2015
Amplitude and Frequency of Sound Waves
Sound is the vibration
of air molecules.
A tuning fork produces
a sinusoidal vibration
The number of cycles
each second is the
We hear frequencies
between 20 Hz an
Dura Mater: sacks that cover the brain and spinal cord. Keeps cerebrospinal fluid.
Arachnoid Mater: Web like fibers that regulate the cerebral spina fluid.
Pia Mater: Cover and protect the brain. Only one to extend in the folds.
Psych 290 fair Tuesday January 26th 4-5:30 pm Atrium Psych building
-organization of nervous system
Lesion studies are both structural and functional
central sulcus divides brain into areas
NERUROSCIENCE REVIEW EXAM 1
RECEPTORS AND NEURONS
Potential down axon arrives at terminal button voltage gated terminals.
Dendrite or soma is the post synaptic cell
When the neurotransmitter is finished, Reuptake terminal button will take it back and pack
Cerebellum and Movement
Cerebellum: receives information from the sensory systems, the spinal cord, and other parts of the brain
and then regulates motor movements. It coordinates voluntary movements such as posture, balance,
coordination, and speech, res
Declarative Memory V.S. Procedural Memory
Declarative memory (explicit): type of long term memory. Deals with knowing what; like facts. Can be
consciously recalled or remembered. Can be broken down into semantic and episodic
Declarative memories are encod
Two Types of Muscle receptors: Golgi Tendon Organs and Muscle Spindle Receptors
Golgi Tendon Organs- Deals with contraction
Muscle Spindle Receptors- Deals with stretch. Has two kinds:
Primary- innervate (or supply with nerves) to the central regi
Three Processes of Memory:
process of getting information into memory
To encode it, we must first attend to it
Types of Mnemonics:
Pegword method(uses rhyming)
Method of loci(place imagery)
Keyword method(language learning, reminder words)
Criticisms of Piaget
Development is more continuous than stage-like
Piagets stages are domain-general
Stages are more domain specific than domain general
Culturally biased methods
Too much focus on language
Parents structure environments f
Chapter 11. Emotion and motivation
Primary emotions identified by Ekman:
James-Lange theory of emotion:
Proposes that emotions result from our interpretations of
What is language?
System of communication that combines symbols in rule based ways to create meanings.
Language is arbitrary
Made up pf learned symbols.
Words in no way reflect what they refer to.
Onomatopoeia: special case of words being non-arbitrary.