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What is microdialysis?

What is microdialysis?


School: Ohio State University
Department: Behavioral Science
Course: Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience
Professor: Wenk
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: research methods, neuroscience, Psychology, anatomy, neuroanatomy, neurons, and restingpotential
Cost: 50
Name: Psych 3313 Midterm 1 Study Guide
Description: research methods, anatomy, neurons, resting potential
Uploaded: 01/28/2018
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Behavioral Neuroscience 3313 Study Guide for Exam 1

What is microdialysis?

I will post the rest of the material after class on Wednesday

Research Methods

● Lesion - abnormal damage/ change in brain tissue

● Ablation - removal in brain tissue

● Infusion - put chemicals or drugs into a specific part of the brain

● Microdialysis - used to see the amount of neurotransmitters present in a certain part of the brain and how they change over time

● Stains:

○ Golgi - randomly turns about 5% of the cells black, can see complete structure ○ Nissl - shows populations of cells and what layers they’re in

○ Myelin - stains myelin sheath, shows neural connections throughout brain ● Electroconvulsive therapy - induces controlled seizures as a last resort for depression patients

What does the somatic nervous system do?

● Deep Brain Stimulation - stimulates a specific part of the brain by placing an electrode in the part of interest

● rTMS (repeated transcranial magnetic stimuli) - magnetic field is applied in patients with depression or schizophrenia to interrupt brain function

● Summary of imaging techniques:

Technique Description Timing Pros Cons

EEG Recording of the electrical activity

in the brain,



electrodes on the


1ms ● Diagnose epilepsy/


● Fast, safe,



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● Poor signal localization ● Sensitive to blinks/


CT Imaging

technique where

x-ray images are

enhanced by



1ms ● Quick picture ● Radiation exposure

MRI Imaging technique that

creates clear,

3-5s ● High resolution

3-D image

● Tight space ● Loud

high resolution


PET Images are produced by

emissions from



materials, such

as glucose

fMRI Detects blood oxygen levels

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● Better

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● No radiation

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45s ● Localizes activity

1s ● Show changes in

brain activity


movement or


● Delay



and picture ● Limited to short tasks

● False


● Subtract important


● DTI (diffusion tensor imaging) - track water movement through pathways in the nervous system

● MEG (magnetoencephalography) - measures neural activity by generating electrical and magnetic fields, recorded by SQUID sensor


● Somatic Nervous System - controls voluntary motion by releasing acetylcholine ● Autonomic Nervous System - controls involuntary motion by releasing acetylcholine or norepinephrine

○ Sympathetic Nervous System - shuts off unnecessary processes when put into a life threatening situation, produces acetylcholine then switches to norepinephrine ■ Uses chain ganglion so all responses occur at the same time If you want to learn more check out What is the history of disabilities?
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○ Parasympathetic Nervous System - calms body and produces energy, produces acetylcholine

● Spinal Nerves

○ 31 pairs

○ Cranial

○ Cervical

○ Thoracic

○ Lumbar

○ Sacral

○ Coccygeal

○ Mixed nerve - sensory (dorsal) and ventral (motor)

○ Dermatome - specific spinal nerves apply assigned areas of skin with nerve fibers

● Cranial Nerves - 12 pairs

○ Sensory

■ Olfactory nerve - smell

■ Optic nerve - vision

■ Auditory vestibular nerve - hearing

○ Motor (all move eye)

■ Oculomotor nerve 

■ Trochlear nerve 

■ Abducens nerve 

○ Sensory and Motor

■ Trigeminal nerve - facial sensation and chewing

■ Facial nerve - facial movement and taste

■ Vagus nerve - long distance signal to organs Don't forget about the age old question of What is density?

● Nervous System Protection

○ Meninges

■ Dura mater - thin wet leather on inside of skull and spine bone

■ Arachnoid mater - layer of empty space filled with cerebrospinal fluid ■ Pia mater - thin layer that directly touches the brain and spinal cord ○ Cerebrospinal Fluid

■ Immunological protection, delivers nutrients, excretes waste, keeps brain suspended -> doesn’t compress nerves

○ Blood Brain Barrier

■ Selective permeability - brings in nutrients, oxygen, drugs, but keeps out neurotoxins or other harmful materials

■ Secreteing centers - choroid plexus, pineal gland, pituitary gland

■ Monitoring centers - area posterna, hypothalamus

● Central Nervous System

○ Spinal cord

■ Dorsal - sensory input, toward back

■ Ventral - motor output, toward front


● Medulla (myelencephalon)

○ Relay between spinal cord and brain

○ Vital processes - breathing, heart rate, blood pressure

● Pons (part of Metencephalon)

○ Connects cerebral cortex to cerebellum

○ Hearing, balance, sleep, arousal, motion sickness

○ Has main nuclei for neurotransmitters

■ Raphe - serotonin

■ Locus coeruleus - norepinephrine

● Reticular Formation 

○ Passes through all structures in hindbrain

○ Stimulates forebrain

○ Consciousness, arousal, attention, movement, pain

● Cerebellum 

○ Speed, intensity, coordination, direction of movement, speech, balance

○ More neurons that the whole brain combined

○ Vulnerable to ethanol

○ Damage to the cerebellum affects speech, movement and balance


(dorsal is top half of the brain, ventral is the bottom half)

● Periaqueductal gray - natural pain management, endorphins ● Red nucleus - motor output

● Substansia nigra - releases dopamine, smaller in Parkinson’s patients ● Superior colliculi - visual stimuli

● Inferior colliculi - localize sound


● Basal Ganglia 

○ Group of structures in forebrain

○ Motor control, reward, and procedural memories

○ Disorders

■ Huntington’s, Parkinson’s -> movement control

■ ADHD, OCD -> cognitive control

● Limbic System

○ Amygdala - detection of threat, fear, excitement and arousal ■ Quickly identifies if a situation is safe or not safe

○ Hippocampus - spatial information processing, long-term declarative memories

○ Cingulate Cortex 

■ Anterior (front) Cingulate Cortex 

● Decision making, error detection, emotion, anticipation of

reward, pain, empathy

■ Posterior (back) Cingulate Cortex 

● Eye movement, memory, spatial orientation

● Affected in Alzheimer’s patients

Cerebral Cortex

● Cortical convolutions

○ Gyri (gyrus) - raised areas, peaks

○ Sulci (sulcus) - lowered areas, valleys

○ Fissure - large sulcus, anatomical landmarks

● Cortical layering

○ 1,2,3 - integrative functions

○ 4 - sensory input

○ 5,6 - output to other brain parts

○ Thickness varies between cortical regions

Frontal lobe 

■ Motor complex, prefrontal cortex, Broca’s Area,

■ Language, short term memory, “executive functions”

■ Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex - attention and planning behavior ■ Orbitofrontal cortex - impulse control and delayed gratification ■ Frontal lobotomy - disconnected prefrontal cortex from the rest of the brain to reduce emotional outbursts

● Resulted in child-like behavior

Parietal lobe 

■ Body position, movement, and spatial perception

■ Primary somatosensory cortex

■ Association cortex - integrate sensory input with motor output Temporal lobe 

■ Primary auditory cortex, visual and auditory association areas, language areas, Limbic System

Occipital lobe 

■ Primary visual cortex

Corpus Callosum - large band of fibers connecting the two cerebral hemisphere Neurons and Glia

● Glia - physical and functional support, no action potentials

○ Astrocytes 

■ Contribute to blood brain barrier

■ Surround synapse to keep neurotransmitters in the right spot ■ Clean up dead neurons and regulate neurons after injury

○ Oligodendrocytes - one cell myelinates ~ 15 axons

○ Schwann - myelinates a single axon segment

○ Myelin - fatty casing around axons

○ Microglia - repair cellular damage and phagocyte debris

○ Ependymal glial cells - produce cerebrospinal fluid

○ Radial glial cells - structures that direct neurons

● Neuron

○ Cell body (soma)

■ Nucleus, organelles, cytoplasm

○ Neural skeleton - neurofilaments, microfilaments, microtubules

○ Dendrites - receives input from other cells

○ Axon

■ Axon hillock - where cell body meets axon

■ Myelinated = faster signal

Resting Potential

● Volt - measure of difference in potentials

An axon, has inner charge of -70mV, negative charge

on the inside, positive charge on the outside

● Semipermeable membrane has different


○ Ion channel - passive, lets ions flow


○ Mechanical gate - needs physical touch to open

○ Ligand gate - opened by neurotransmitters or products from other cells ○ Voltage gate - sense electrical change, gate opens at a certain voltage ○ Ion pump - uses ATP to send ions against the gradient

■ Sodium-potassium pump

● Send 3 Na+ out for every 2 K+in 

● Local potentials

○ Postsynaptic

○ EPSP - excitatory - depolarization

■ Becomes more neutral, less polarized

○ IPSP - inhibitory - hyperpolarization

■ Becomes less neutral, more polarized

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