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What are the techniques to study brain function?
- Lesion technique
- Electrical activity
- PET Scan
What is the Lesion technique?
What is an EEG?
An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test to measure the electrical activity of the brain.
What is a PET scan?
Radioactive Glucose to see the most active areas of the brain
What is an MRI?
- Looks at brain tissue
- Can look at brain damage
What is an FMRI?
FMRI looks at oxygen consumption.
What is the Medula?
- The brain stem
- Responsible for heart rate and breathing
What is the Reticular formation responsible for?
What is the Thalamus responsible for?
- It is the way station/filter for all senses except smell
- Relay station
What is the Cerebellum responsible for?
- Fine motor skills
What is the Limbic system for?
- Amygdala is part of the Limbic system
What is the Amygdala responsible for?
What is the Hypothalamus responsible for?
- Maintains homeostasis
What are the lobes of the Cerebral Cortex?
- Frontal Lobe
- Parietal Lobe
- Temporal Lobe
- Occipital Lobe
What is the Frontal Lobe responsible for?
- Executive functions
- Motor function
What is the Parietal responsible for?
Touch and sensation
What is the Occipital lobe responsible for?
What is the Temporal lobe responsible for?
What makes up the CNS?
Brain and spinal cord
What makes up the PNS?
- Somatic Nervous system
- Autonomic nervous system
- Sympathetic nervous system
- Parasympathetic nervous system
What is the Somatic nervous system?
Skeletal, motor function. Purposeful movement.
What is the Autonomic nervous system?
- Everything "automatic"
What is the Sympathetic nervous system?
- Fight or flight
What is the Parasympathetic nervous system?
What is the make up of a neuron?
- Cell body
- Myelinated sheaths
What are some Neurotransmitters?
- Nor Epi
What is the Threshold?
What the exhibitory stimulate reach the sensory action potential they reach a threshold
What is the Scientific attitude?
What is the scientific method?
- Variable definition
What is a Theory/
Integrated statement made upon observation
What are the different ways to sample effects?
- Random - equal chance of being selected and represent all options
- Representative - Ask everyone
- Naturalistic observation - Just watch
What is the Correlation Coefficient?
- Represents how closely related the variables are.
- -1 close relation (Both went down)
- +1 close relation (both went up)
- 0 no relation
What is a Hypothesis
A supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.
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