Structure and Functions of Cells of the Nervous System:
Sensory Neurons: information in the form of light, odors, sound waves, taste, or contact with objects is gathered from
Motor Neurons: movements are accomplished by the contr
CHAPTER 2: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS OF CELLS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
Movement/behavior is the primary function of the nervous system
The body also contains cells that are specialized for detecting environmental events
Our brains are flexible enough that
CHAPTER 3: STRUCTURE OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
Case study: focal-seizure disorder
- The problem is caused by localized region of the brain that contained scar tissue
- Periodically, this region would irritate the surrounding areas, triggering epileptic seizur
CHAPATER 4: PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
- In 1982 California, patients showed up at the hospital showing severe symptoms of Parkinsons disease, such as inability
to speak, drooling, lack of eye focus, slow and difficult movements
- The patients w
CHAPTER5: METHODS AND STRATEGIES OF RESEARCH
- (following the L-DOPA treatment for patients in CHAP4)
- L-DOPA lost its effectiveness
- Symptoms of parkinsonism, whether from Parkisons disease or the toxic effects of MPTP, are caused by the la
PSYC 211-Chapter 13 LEARNING AND MEMORY
I. INTRODUCTION OF CHAPTER
Anterograde amnesia: Patient H.M- After his operation he cannot recall things that happened in a near
past. He is aware of his condition. The present is clear to him but he cannot remember
Two approaches to the mind-body questions are dualism and monism
Dualism: dual nature of reality, mind and body are separate, the body is made of ordinary matter but the
mind is not
Monism: everything in universe consists of matter a
x experimental ablationportion of the brain of a laboratory animal; presumably, the functions that can no longer be
performed are the ones the region previously controlled.
Evaluating the Behav
x psychopharmacology The study of the effects of drugs on the nervous system and on behavior.
x drug effect The changes a drug produces in an animals physiological processes and behavior.
x sites of action The locations at whic
Basic Features of the Nervous System
x neuraxis An imaginary line drawn through the center of the length of the central nervous system, from the bottom of the
spinal cord to the front of the forebrain.
x anterior With respect to the central nerv
x sensory neuron A neuron that detects changes in the external or internal environment and sends information about these
changes to the central nervous system.
x motor neuron A neuron located within
x pitch A perceptual dimension of sound; corresponds to the
x hertz (Hz) Cycles per second.
x loudness A perceptual dimension of sound; corresponds to intensity.
x lateral lemniscus A band of fibers running rostrally throu
On the 18st of March, 2015, I participated in a psychology study called Easy
PSYC211 CHAPTER 9 SUMMARY
A physiological and behavioural description of sleep
Sleep is generally regarded as a state, but it is nevertheless a behaviour. The stages of non-REM sleep, stages 14 are defined by EEG activity.
Ch 1. Introduction
Ch 2. Structure and function of cells of the nervous system
Ch 3. Structure of the nervous system
Ch 4. Psychopharmacology
Ch 5. Methods and strategies of research
Ch 7. Audition, body senses, and the chemical senses