General Psychology Lecture Notes
General Psychology Lecture Notes PSYC 1200
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Charmaine-Grace Barlao on Friday October 2, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 1200 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute taught by Hubbell in Spring 2015. Since its upload, it has received 57 views. For similar materials see General Psychology in Psychlogy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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Date Created: 10/02/15
Sept282015 Fbomb count total for the semester 76 The brain and its components 0 Central nervous system brain and spinal cord 0 Peripheral nervous system cranial and spinal nerves 0 Cells of the nervous system Dendrite reoeive message Soma cell body Axon oarries message away from soma at rest 70mV Na and Cl outside of axon K inside anions inside ion channels and ion transporters regulate the number of ions inside and outside the axon Axon potential oause calcium channels to open to release neurotransmitters October 1 2015 Fbomb count total for the semester 80 Effects of Drugs and behavior Quite honestly maybe 50 people attended and those of us there weren t really paying attention but here s what I got out of this lecture Glutamate o Excitatory neurotransmitters 0 released by all sensory neurons EXCEPT PAIN 0 Example of a glutamate NMDA Glutamate Receptor GABA o inhibitory neurotransmitter 0 Ex GABAa Receptor Acetylcholine o Muscular movement 0 Shorthand ACh o Myashenia Gravis destroys ACh receptors Monoamines 0 includes dopamine serotonin norepinephrine LDopa Serotonin associated with mood control and pain gt associated with depression norepinephrine associated with attentiveness and focus gt depression Pep eds o Consist of two or more amino acids gt proteins 0 modulate actions of other neurotransmitters Study of the Brain Experimental Ablation 0 Brain Lesions an injury to a particular part of the brain effects of that lesion on an animals behavior are studied 0 Structure of the Brain Can be imaged by EEG Electroencephalogram MEG Magnetoencephalography PET scans Proton Emission Topography fMRl scans functional MRI Stimulating the Brain Intracranial Stimulation ICS Intracranial SelfStimulation ICSS Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation TMS VTA Ventral Tegmental Area NAcc Nucleus Accumbens MFB Medial Forebrain Bundle LH Lateral Hypothalamus Altering Genetics Targeted Mutation a genetic knockout this procedure inactivates a specific gene Four Lobes of the Brain Frontal front Parietal Top Temporal sides think of your temples Occipital Back Vision occipital lobe and lower temperal visual agnosia deficit in visual perception
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