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Biological Psychology

by: Cydney Tinsley

Biological Psychology PSYC 1000

Cydney Tinsley
CU Denver
GPA 3.2

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These notes cover the anatomy of biological psychology.
Introduction to Psychology
Alex Northcutt
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Intro to Psychology, Biological Psychology, anatomy
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Date Created: 09/13/16
Cydney Tinsley Psychology Biological Psychology Biological Psychology 1. Three Things That Control a Cell a. Concentration Gradient: When a cell repels from like cells. b. Electrostatic Gradient: When a positive cell is attracted to a negative cell. c. Exocytosis: The process of neuro-transmitters being recycled into the synapse. 2. Ligand: Anything that binds to a receptor. 3. Receptor: Protein anchored in the membrane that binds two things to give off the signal on a post-synaptic cell. 4. Regulation of Neuro-Transmitters in the Synapse a. Transporters: Re-uptakes b. Enzymatic Deactivation: Enzymes that break down neuro-transmitters. c. Enzymes: In the synapse. Makes it so that neuro-transmitters can no longer signal. d. Oligodendrocytes: Myelinate axons of neuros. e. Glia: The non-neuronal cells of the brain. f. Astrocytes: Supports and sustains neurons. Modulates synaptic excitability and signaling. g. Tripartite Synapse: Includes Pre-synaptic, post-synaptic, and astrocytes. h. Microglial Cells: Immune cells in your brain that detect dead, dying, foreign, and infected cells, and then gets rid of them. When the microglial cells activate, they become inflammated, which then effects the astrocytes, which then effects the neurons, which then effects the human. 5. Directions/Views of the Nervous System: a. Medial: Towards the middle. (ie, belly) b. Lateral: Outside/on the side. (ie, hips) c. Ipsilateral: The same side. (ie, right arm and right leg) d. Contralateral: Opposite side. (ie, right arm and left leg) e. Dorsal: The upper, rounded part of your back and the top, rounded part of your head. f. Ventral: Front side. g. Rostral: Back side. h. Caudal: Back side of an animal’s brain. i. Anterior: Front part of your brain. j. Posterior: Back side of your brain.


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