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chapter 5

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chapter 5 Nsci3300

Caoimhe Notetaker
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Brian and behavior
Paul Colombo

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Brian and behavior
Paul Colombo
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Date Created: 10/07/15
Brain and behavior 10062015 Chapter 5 0 Contrast x ray 0 Inject a substance into a compartment of the body that absorbs x rays less or more than surrounding tissue The injected substance heightens the contrast between compartments and surround tissue during zray photography 0 Cerebral angiography uses infusion of radioopaque dye into a cerebral artery to visualize the cerebral circulatory system 0 Xray Computed Tomography CT Scan 0 Revolutionized study of brain 0 X ray tube and detector rotate around the head of patient at one level of brain taking many individual x rays 0 Computer combines each individual x ray to create CT 0 Repeat process at each level of brain horizontal sections create 3D representation 0 Magnetic Resonance imaging MRI 0 Stimulated by success of CT 0 Highresolution images are constructed from measurement of waves emitted by hydrogen atoms which are activated by radio frequency waves in a magnetic eld 0 Clearer image than CT HIGH spatial resolution 0 Produces image in 3D 0 Positron Emission Tomography PET Scan 0 1st to provide image of rain ACTIVITY functional brain imaging rather than brain structure structure brain imaging 0 A colored map of the amount of radioactivity in each of the volume pixels that compose the scan 0 How each voxel maps onto ta particular brain structure can be estimated only by superimposing the can on a brain image 0 Documents radio activity in the brain 0 Functional MRI fMRI 0 Most in uential tool of cognitive neuroscience used for medical diagnosis 0 Produce images representing increased oxygen ow in blood to actives areas of brain Possible due to the fact that n Active areas of brain take up more oxygenated blood than needed a Oxygenated blood has magnetic properties that in uence radiofrequency vaves emitted by hydrogen atoms Signal recorded BOLD signal Four advantages over PET n Nothing needs to be injected a Provide structural AND functional imaging a Better spatial resolution a Produces 3D activity over entire brain NOT a picture of neural activity Poor temporal resolution poor at specifying timing of events 0 Diffusion Tensor Imaging 0 New MRI technique 0 Identi es pathways along which water molecules rapidly diffuse 0 Provide image of major tracts 0 Trans cranial magnetic solution 0 Turns off area of the cortex and affects are assessed 0 Helps determine CAUSATION Recording human psychological Activity Scalp Electroencephalography EEG 0 Measures gross electrical activity in the brain 0 Recorded through large electrodes by a device called electroencephalogh o Re ects sum of electrical events throughout the head Action potential post synaptic potentials and electrical signals from skin muscles blood and eyes 0 Some EEG wave forms are associated with particular states of consciousness or cerebral pathology Alpha waves regular 812 per second high amplitude wave Associated with related wakefulness 0 Event related potential ERPs are the focus of psychophysiologist Sensory evoked potentials change in EEG signa elicited by sensory stimulus Average the signals to decrease noise Magneto encephalography 0 Measures change in magnetic elds on surface of scalp that are produced by changes in underlying patterns of neural activity 0 Muscle Tension 0 Measured by electromyography results in EMG 0 Raw signal fed into a computer that integrates signal ad plots results as smooth curve 0 Eye movement 0 Eectroocuography results in E06 0 Steady potential differences exist between front and back H of eyeball 0 When eye moves change in electrical potential is recorded 0 Skin Conductance 0 Measurement of Skin conductance eve SCL and skin conductive response SCR o SCL background conductance SCR transient change associated with discrete experience 0 Believed to be attributed to sweat glands Cardio vascular activity 0 Heart rate EKG Average resting 70 beats min 0 Blood pressure Systoles heart contraction diastoles relaxation a Average resting 13070 n Hypertension 14090 0 Blood volume Phethysmography measures changes lnvasion Physiological Research Methods Lesions not used any more 0 ElectricalStimulation 0 Provides clues about function of neural structure 0 Has behavioral effect opposite of those produced by legion stimulates rather than suppresses lnvasive Electrophysiological recording methods 0 Intracellular unit recording 0 Moment by moment record of graded uctuations in a neurons membrane potential Extracellular 0 Provides record of ring of a neuron but no info about membrane potential o Multiunit recording 0 Picks up signals from many neurons 0 Invasive EEG recording 0 In lab animal large implanted electrodes Pharmacological research Methods Administering drug through cannula that has been stereotaxically implanted in brain allows drug to pass bloodbrain barrier o lmmunocytochemistry 0 Locate particular proteins in brain by labeling their antibodies and the exposing slices of brain to the antibodies 0 lnsitu hybridization o obtain hybrid RNA label them and expose brain slices to RNA 0 Gene Replacement techniques 0 places one gene with another transgenic mice Behavioral Research Methods Behavioral Paradigm o A single set of procedures developed for the investigation of a particular behavioral phenomena Neuropsychologicaltesting 0 Can help brain damage patients by Assisting in diagnosis of neural disorders Serving as a basis for counseling and caring for patients Providing a basis for objectively evaluating the effectiveness side effects of treatment 0 Single test approach 0 Discriminate between patients with psychological problems resulting from STRUCTURAL brain damage and those resulting form FUNCTIONAL changes 0 Proved UNSUCCESSFUL not sensitive to all varied and complex psychological symptoms that could occur in brain damaged patients Standardized test battery approach 0 Sets of test rather than one single test 0 Only marginally successful not good and discriminating between neurological patients and psychiatric patients 0 Customized test battery approach 0 Predominates now 0 Identi es patients with brain damage AND characterized the nature of the de cit in each patient 0 Battery of general tests followed by a series of speci c customized tests 0 Test battery includes IQ WAlS Memory digit span short term memory often reported by family member Language ability token test Language lateralization sodium amytal test dichotic listening test 0 Speci c test include Memory repetition priming test Language phonology syntax and semantics Frontal lobe function Wisconsin card sorting test Behavioral Methods of Cognitive Neuroscience 0 Complex cognitive processes result from combined activity of simple processes constituent cognitive processes which are mediated by neural activity in speci c areas Paved image subtraction technique Biopsychological paradigms of animal behavior 0 Species common behaviors displayed by all members of a speci es 0 Grooming eating copulating ghting Open eld test subject placed in a barren chamber and observed fear 0 Measure activity and number of boluses Test of aggression defensive behavior 0 Colony intruder paradigm aggression 0 Elevated plus maze fearfulness Test of sexual behavior 0 Count number of mounts within a timed interaction There is NO method of manipulating brain that changes only ONE single aspect of brain function and NO measure of behavior that re ects a singular psychological process


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