What is Behavioral Neuroscience?
NEUROSCIENCE: is the study of the brain and nervous system, in health and in disease.
Understand the functions of the brain and nervous system across a number of levels of
analysis, using molecular (1), cellular(2), synapt
Red Key Points
Pre-historical Brain Surgery:
As far back at 7,000 years ago people used trepanation or drilling holes in the
skill, to cure afflictions such as demonic possession.
Regrowth around some of the holes indicate that some
Short Essay Questions
Note: Your answers should be approximately one paragraph.
1. Describe the design of Kamins (1968) experiment on the blocking effect. What were the
results, and why did they pose a problem for the frequency principle?
Kamin assigned t
Current Research Methods in Neuroscience
Observe effects of brain damage in specific region on behavior.
Occur in nature-observe effects
o E.G. trauma from an accident, stroke, tumor
Limitations: there is no control confounding factors. Ex. Wh
Chapter 7 Book Notes
Nonvisual Sensation and Perception
AUDITION: the sense of hearing.
Used to identify objects in the environment and to determine where objects are in
relation to others.
Sounds as a Stimulus
Sound as a physical stimulu
Ch 1 - Supplement
Remember to read the chapter in the textbook before you proceed to the following supplemental
Experimental versus observational research
Science is concerned with understanding cause-and-effect relationships. To explor
History, Background, and Basic Concepts
Learning: process of change that occurs as a result of an individual's experience.
Product of learning: the long term changes in an individual's behavior that result
from that learning experience.
PSY 3460 Chapter 10 Book Notes
The biology of sex interacts with complex environmental influences to produce the final
male or female phenotype.
Gender is involving social, learned and person aspects. Biological is referred to as sex.
Basic Principles of Operant Conditioning
THE LAW OF EFFECT
Thorndike was the first to investigate how non-reflexive behaviors can
be modified as a result of its experience.
He created a puzzle box. If the animal performed the appropriate
response, the doo
Functional Neuroanatomy and the Evolution of the Nervous System
Anatomical Directions and Planes of Section:
ROSTRAL: located toward the head of the animal
CAUDAL: located toward the tail of the animal.
VENTRAL: located toward the belly side
Short Essay QuestionsNote: Your answers should be approximately one paragraph.
1. What is the behaviorist objection to internal factors like feelings and personality? What do
behaviorists focus on instead, and why? (see Reading 1 and text).
Reading Guide #2
1. What is applied behavior analysis?
a. ABA; the direct application of behaviorism to the improvement of human
2. In humans, what kinds of populations have ABA been used with most often?
a. Those with disabilities; mental retar