What is the DSM, and what are its criterion based on?
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
At least 2 of the 5 five symptoms must be present for AT LEAST 1 month
One of the two must be delusions, hallucinations or disorganiz
What are 2 functions of emotion?
1)Motivate response to stimuli (activation of ANS)
What are the 3 aspects of an emotional state, and which is causative?
1) Cognition (this is bad)
2) A feeling (I am scared)
3) Readiness for action (Run awa
Under the Wernicke-Geschwind model: Describe the sequence of activation of language areas
following by speech or reading. What is the putative role of each area?
Speech- Primary auditory cortexWernickes area (comprehension/ (if response needed)
Chapter 5 Study Questions
Why might we use animals to study the brain instead of humans? What are some of the benefits
of animal research?
Invasive experiments cannot be ethically preformed on humans, so we use animals.
They have the same underlying mecha
Chapter 6 Study Questions
What qualities of the stimulus correspond the perceptions of color and brightness?
wavelength perceived as color
number of photons perceived as brightness
How does visual transduction occur, and how does it affect the activity of
Chapter 7 Study Questions
POWER POINT 8: Sensory System
What is the difference between sensation and perception? Where does each occur?
Sensation- the physical detection of a stimulus by the receptors of a sensory system and
processing of that
Chapter 10 Study Questions
What are tumors? What is metastasis? What are the differences between meningioma and
Tumors- Uncontrollable masses of growing cells
Metastasis- The process of spreading throughout the body
Meningioma: Tumor encas
Chapter 12 Study Questions
Define homeostasis and set-point.
Homeostasis- Biological processes that keep body variable within a fixed range
Set Point- Singe value that the body works to maintain (through negative feedback)
Ex: H2O levels, ion concentratio
Chapter 15 Study Questions
Terms on page 392
Describe the defining characteristics of a drug, and of psychoactive drugs.
Drug- Exogenous chemical, Not necessary for normal cellular functioning; alters the functions of
certain cells of
Chapter 14 Study Questions
Define Circadian Rhythm. What does it mean that these rhythms are both intrinsic and
entrained? Know the entrainment pathway from light to the pineal gland, and what hormone
the pineal secretes.
Circadian Rhythm: Diurnal cycles
Chapter 13 Study Questions
What is a hormone? What two hormones are released from the pancreas (feeding behvior)?
What hormones are released from the pancreas?
Hormone: Chemical signals released to the bloodstream to act at a distant target
Insulin and gl
Modern Evolutionary Theory
Evolutionary theory provides explanation for humans extended developmental period
Must survive by wits
Must learn to use tools
Culture are intricate with complex rules and social conventions
Long development period allows ch
Psychology- the study of behavior and mind.
Basic Research-scientific research aimed to improve scientific theories for improved understanding or prediction of natural or other phenomena.
Social Norm-the rules of behavior that are considered acceptable in