Introductory Psychology - Brain notes

Feb 3rd, 2012
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Detailed notes on brain function from college level Introductory psychology course. Great for any college level psychology course as well as AP Psychology. Part 1/13 of collection of notes from course.

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The Biological Basis of BehaviorI. Overview of The Nervous Systema. Peripheral Nervous system - everything else not in the CNS- somatic (voluntary)- autonomic (self-regulating)- sympathetic (arousing- what kicks in when you get excited)- parasympathetic (calming)b. Central Nervous System - brain and spinal cord II. The Neuron III. The BrainII. The Neuron A. The Synapse B. Neurotransmitters1. Acetylcholine 2. Norepinephrine3. Dopamine4. Serotonin5. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)C. Neuromodulators Natural Opioids (Endorphins)Not created by neurons but delivered through the bloodstream III. The BrainA. Imaging techniques1. CAT or CT 2. PET 3. MRI and FMRI4. Lesions, stimulation and recordingB. Overview of Brain1. Cerebral Cortex, Cerebrum, Neocortex, Left & Right hemispheres2. Corpus Callosum3. Contralateral Connection4. CerebellumC. The Cerebral Cortex1. Four Lobes of the Cerebral Cortexa. Broca's area speech - language production left hemisphere in frontal lobeb. Wernike's area another language area understanding language

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