Exam one Psych.txt

  1. What are the techniques to study brain function?
    • Lesion technique
    • Electrical activity
    • PET Scan
    • MRI
  2. What is the Lesion technique?
  3. What is an EEG?
    An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test to measure the electrical activity of the brain.
  4. What is a PET scan?
    Radioactive Glucose to see the most active areas of the brain
  5. What is an MRI?
    • Looks at brain tissue
    • Can look at brain damage
  6. What is an FMRI?
    FMRI looks at oxygen consumption.
  7. What is the Medula?
    • The brain stem
    • Responsible for heart rate and breathing
  8. What is the Reticular formation responsible for?
    Sleep/wake cycle
  9. What is the Thalamus responsible for?
    • It is the way station/filter for all senses except smell
    • Relay station
  10. What is the Cerebellum responsible for?
    • Fine motor skills
    • Speech
    • Balance
  11. What is the Limbic system for?
    • Emotions
    • Amygdala is part of the Limbic system
  12. What is the Amygdala responsible for?
  13. What is the Hypothalamus responsible for?
    • Thermoregulation
    • Maintains homeostasis
  14. What are the lobes of the Cerebral Cortex?
    • Frontal Lobe
    • Parietal Lobe
    • Temporal Lobe
    • Occipital Lobe
  15. What is the Frontal Lobe responsible for?
    • Executive functions
    • Plans
    • Goals
    • Motor function
  16. What is the Parietal responsible for?
    Touch and sensation
  17. What is the Occipital lobe responsible for?
  18. What is the Temporal lobe responsible for?
  19. What makes up the CNS?
    Brain and spinal cord
  20. What makes up the PNS?
    • Somatic Nervous system
    • Autonomic nervous system
    • Sympathetic nervous system
    • Parasympathetic nervous system
  21. What is the Somatic nervous system?
    Skeletal, motor function. Purposeful movement.
  22. What is the Autonomic nervous system?
    • Glands
    • Organs
    • Everything "automatic"
  23. What is the Sympathetic nervous system?
    • Adranergic
    • Fight or flight
  24. What is the Parasympathetic nervous system?
    • Calming
    • Feed or bread
  25. What is the make up of a neuron?
    • Dendrites
    • Cell body
    • Axon
    • Myelinated sheaths
    • Synapse.
  26. What are some Neurotransmitters?
    • Acetacholine
    • GABA
    • Glutamate
    • Epi
    • Nor Epi
    • Seratonin
    • Dopamine
  27. What is the Threshold?
    What the exhibitory stimulate reach the sensory action potential they reach a threshold
  28. What is the Scientific attitude?
    • Curiosity
    • Humility
    • Skeptical
    • Openmindness
  29. What is the scientific method?
    • Theory
    • Hypothesis
    • Variable definition
    • Replication
  30. What is a Theory/
    Integrated statement made upon observation
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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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