neurons, they leave more of the neurotransmitter
in the synapse to help convey electrical impulses in the
I’m not going to go much into this. Just know that
clients from various cultures may metabolize
medication at different rates and therefore require...
brain in a way that makes you a different
person than you were before
-‐ Neuron Plasticity: the ability of neurons to change in structure and function
-‐ Brains of rats that was raised in a stimulating early environment had larger...
- until the threshhold is reached
G Synaptic gap– (know the river analogy; the +/- charged ions in the river; etc.)
1. Electrical Impulses (action potentials) travel down a neuron’s axon until reaching a tin junction known as a synapse.
2. When an action potential...
The function of the astrocytes in the CNS includes which of the following?
guiding neuron development
adjusting the composition of the interstitial fluid
maintaining the blood-brain barrier
repairing damaged neural...
j. Have redundant parts in the brain-animals can function without part of brain.
5. Gross level
k. Big to small
6. cellular level
l. Small to big
The Neuron (The nerve cell)
**the nerve cell is common to every other cell in your...
Biology Influence our Behavior, Chapter 6: How Does Memory Function, Chapter 5: How Do We Learn, respectively. While I have selected three as the primary focus of this paper, I struggle to not incorporate the entirety of this book/class as favorites therefore you may witness tiny excerpts of each...
She was told it was important to continue being social with friends and family and going to events and not to mind other people if they were staring at her or if it makes her uncomfortable to explain her symptoms to them.
How did it affect you, your father and your siblings?
My mother said it...
produce a response (Motor division of PNS) – e.g. Yourbrain sends a signal to the muscles in your legs telling them to contract so you can stand up.
2. Refer to the diagram below to answer these questions:
a) Identify the parts labeled a and b and describe their functions...
) reticular formation, (c) descending tracts.
(a) and (c) are white matter, (b) is gray matter.
15. Describe the types of activities you might ask a patient to perform if you wish to test the function of each cranial nerve.
Activities would include moving the eyes, jaw, or tongue and testing...
. The most important physical structure for psychologists is the nervous system. The nervous system carries orders from the brain and spinal cord to various glands and muscles, it also carries signals from stimuli receptors to the spinal cord and brain. If you wanted to blink your eye a signal would be...
findings through experiments. What you see is what you get.
Psychodynamic and Behaviorism – Very different thoughts.
Cognitive: thoughts and perception on persons why we do the things we do
Biological: brain, evolution, genetics how the brain works and how hormones change through...
* Morphological specialization (how the shape is specialized for task)
* Structure of a neuron is different depending on function of the neuron. Still have the same basicstructures.
* Dendrites – appendages coming out from cell body. Branching structures...
← Explanation: dendrites to cell body to axon to synapse = neurotransmitters to another neuron
← Sometimes processing ends at spinal cord:
› Example: when you touch a hot stove and instantly pull your hand away.
← Acetylcholine – it is...
What parts of the brain do what?
What type of work do they do?
Things you can’t see (THINKING!)
Reasoning, problem solving, emotions, memory, dreaming, language, decisions
What questions are they trying to answer?
How do these functions happen?
What is going on...
elements of perception.
STUDY ALERT: Knowing the basic outline of the history of the field will help you understand how today major perspectives have evolves.
* Neuroscience: Views behavior from the perspective of biological functioning.
* Mind (brain)
consciousness, rather than its structure. (He asked how does the mind function, how does it adapt ?)
-He proposed that memory consists of 2 parts: 1) immediately available memory that we are aware of; 2) larger memory that is hidden or passive , repository for past experience.
- He introduced...
1. What are sensory neurons, motor neurons, and interneurons?
a. Neurons- a nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system
b.Sensory neurons- neurons that carry incoming information from the sensory receptors to the brain and spinal cord.
c. Motor neurons- neurons that...
* At birth, the human brain is already “programmed” for language, social interaction, self-preservation, and many other functions.
* For example, babies “know” how to search for the breast and how to communicate through coos and cries.
* Evolution-process by which succeeding...
Anatomy of YourBrain
1.2 Your Body’s Communication Systems
1.3 Your Senses
Thinking is a wondrously complicated biological process.
The basic anatomy of yourbrain and input from your senses operate together to determine howyour mind perceives the universe, and howyou think.