Psych ch.2

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  1. What are the methods to look into the brain?
    • Lesioning studies
    • Brain Stimulation
    • Mapping Structure
    • Mapping Function
  2. What are the different methods of brain stimulation?
    • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
    • Repetitive Trancranial magn. stim. (rTMS)
  3. What are the different methods for Mapping the Brain structure?
    • Computed tomography (CT)
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  4. What are the different methods for mapping the brain function?
    • EEG: Electroencephalogram
    • PET: Positron Emission tomography
    • SPECT: Single photon emission computed tomography
    • fMRI: functional mRI
  5. The EEG maps the ____
    electrical activity of the brain
  6. The PET maps the ______
    brain's activity
  7. the SPECT maps the _______
    • blood flow of the brain -> body
    • records brain activity
  8. The fMRI maps the _____
    oxygen level in the blood
  9. What does the medulla do?
    responsible for the life sustaining functions
  10. what are the pons responsible for?
    • sleep, dreaming, arousual
    • coordinating left & right side of body
  11. Reticular Formation is responsible for?
    • general attention
    • alertness
    • arousal
  12. The cerebellum is responsible for?
    controls & coordinates involuntary, rapid, fine motor movement
  13. the cortex is divided into 2 sections called ____
    cereberal hemispheres
  14. The Corpus Callosum does what?
    Connect the cerebral hemispheres
  15. What is the Cortex and what is it responsible for?
    • It's the wrinkled covering of the brain
    • purpose: higher though process & interpretation of sensory input
  16. The Hind Brain is made up of?
    • Medulla
    • pons
    • Reticular formation
    • Cerebellum
  17. What are the 4 lobes of the cerebral cortex?
    • Frontal
    • Occipital
    • Parietal
    • Temporal
  18. Name the Major Neurotransmitters & their functions
    • Serotonin: mood, sleep & appetite
    • Dopamin: movement & sensation of pleasure
    • Acetyl-choline: Arousal,attention, memory and conctrol
    • Endorphins: Pain relief
    • Nor-epinephrine: Arousal & mood
    • Gaba: sleep & inhibits movement
    • Glutamote: Learning, memory formation, nervous system development and synaptic plasticity
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Psych ch.2
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