PSYC #6 Unit 3
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PSYC #6 Unit 3
Unit Biological Psychology
Biological Psychology Daily oral quizes
What part of the brain links the forebrain with the hindbrain?
What are the four parts of the hindbrain?
what part of the hindbrain controls finely coordinated movements?
what part of the hindbrain controls breathing and heart rate?
what part of the hindbrain controls sleep and links the brain to spinal cord?
A cut of a purposeful destruction of a specific part of the brain to learn more about the brain and behavior.
Please name the railroad worker whose personality dramatically changed after he suffered damage to his frontal lobe.
What machine records electrical activity in large portions of the brain and is used to study sleep?
What brain imaging machine uses Xrays to produce an image of the Brain's structure?
what brain imaging machine shows how the brain functions?
What brain imaging machine uses magnets produce an image of the Brain's structure?
What brain imaging machine shows both the structure and functionning of the brain?
Stage one sleep is characterized by what kind of brain waves?
Stage two sleep is characterized by what kind of brain waves?
Stage four sleep is characterized by what kind of brain waves?
Stage one sleep is characterized by sudden jerks called what?
Stage two sleep is characterized by what kind of EEG waveforms?
Deep sleep occurs during which sleep stage?
Parasomnias occur duing which sleep stage?
What does REM sleep stand for?
Rapid Eye Movement
REM sleep is also called what?
This sleep disorder affects older men; they act out their dreams while asleep.
REM sleep disorder
This sleep disorder is characterized by the inability to fall asleep
This sleep disorder is characterized by suddenly falling asleep.
This sleep disorder is characterized by difficulty breathing while asleep.
What kind of psychoactive drugs decrease the activity of the CNS?
What kind of psychoactive drugs increase the activity of the CNS?
Alcohol and barbiturates are examples of what kind of psychoactive drug?
Nicotine, cocaine and caffeine are examples of what kind of psychoactive drugs?
Opium, heroin and morphine are exaples of what kind of psychoactive drugs?
Raw information form the senses.
Raw sensation given meaning in the cerebral cortex.
What is the conversion of a stimulus into a neural impulse is called?
The point at which a person becomes aware of a stimulus is called what?
Minimun amount of a stimulus that can be detected 50% of the time.
Absolute threshold theory
Detecting a stimulus in the presence of cometing stimuli.
Signal detection theory
Smallest noticeable increse/decrease in the intensity of a stimulus.
What does JND stand for?
just noticeable difference
What theory states the bigger or stronger the stimulus, the bigger or stronger the change has to be in order for detection to occur?
The ability to detect a stimulus.
decreasing responsiveness to an unchanging stimulus.
This is the outer most part of the eye; it bends and focuses light waves into narrow beams.
This is the opening of the eye that allows light into the eye.
This is the muscle which opens of closes the pupil;gives your eye color.
This part of your eye bends and focuses light waves into narrow beams inside your eye.
This part of your eye contains photoreceptors;performs transductions.
Please name the two kinds of photoreceptor cells found in the eye.
What nerve carries visual impulses from the eye to the brain?
What nerve carries auditory impulses from the ear to the brain?
What nerve carries smell impulses from the nose to the brain?
What term refers to the difference between the 2 images we sense?
What term refers to the process of fusing 2 images into 1 image?
The eardrum is also called what?
What part of the ear performs auditory transduction?
What kind of deafness is caused when the outer or middle ear cannot carry sound and can be helped with a hearing aid?
What kind of deafness is caused by inner ear damage and may be helped with a cochlear implant?
Kind of mental processing; occurs when we use our experience to form a perception from what we sense.
Kind of mental processing; occurs when we pull sensations together to form a whole, new perception.
Visual perceptual constancy can occur in what three ways?
Depth perception can be influenced by what two kinds of depth cues?
Monocular Depth cues
Binocular depth cues