Agnosia: refers to any inability to perceive or identify a stimulus, even though its
details can be detected and the person retains relatively typical intellectual capacity
- Prosopagnosia: an agnosia for specific faces due to damage to fusiform face
Brain receives 20% de blood flow, weight 1,400g
Neuraxis: imaginary line drawn through the length of the CNS, from the bottom of the
spinal cord to the front of the forebrain.
o Tranverse cut = frontal sections, front and back
o Parallel cut:
- Psychopharmacology: Study of drugs that affect the NS and behavior.
- Drug: an exogenous chemical not necessary for normal cellular functioning that
significantly alters the functions of certain cells of the body when taken in relatively
BOOK: Physiology of Behavior Author: Carlson Pearson
Chapter 1: Introduction
Plasticity: ability of the brain to change over time
Neurogenesis: Production of new neurons through the division of neural stem cells: occurs in
the hippocampus and olfactory bu