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Class Notes for PSYC 211 at McGill University (page 4)

Introductory Behavioural Neuroscience

PSYC 211 Lecture 20: PSYC211 November 22nd
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nd November 22 Primary visual cortex This deals with perception of light (can you see?) Pattern recognition This is where reading happens Because you are seeing the words on a page So when you have trouble reading, the pro...

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PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Transcortical Sensory Aphasia, Explicit Memory, Positron Emission Tomography
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th November 20 Relational learning: spatial memory People with anterograde amnesia are unable to remember information about the location of rooms, corridors, buildings, roads and other important items in their environm...

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PSYC 211
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PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Basal Ganglia, Reinforcement Learning, Sensory Cortex
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th November 15 Classical conditioning The amygdala is involved in (S-R) classically conditioned emotional responses Aversive stimulus such as a painful foot shock produces variety of behavioral, autonomic, and hormona...

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PSYC 211
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PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Low Frequency, Implicit Learning, Perforant Path
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th November 8 Learning and memory Learning refers to the process by which experiences change our nervous system and hence our behavior. Brain changes in response to experience Throughout your life, yo...

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PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Electrodermal Activity, Prefrontal Cortex, Phineas Gage
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st November 1 Communication of emotions Laterality of Emotional Recognition Humans recognize other people's feelings by means of vision and auditionseeing their facial expressions and hearing their ton...

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PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Whitten Effect, Estrous Cycle, Mammillary Body
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th October 30 Regulation of our priorities Falling in love (or becoming a drug addict) To ensure that we attain critical biological goals (e.g., survival, reproduction), specific brain circuits determine how valuable ...

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PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Preoptic Area, Fatal Familial Insomnia, Vasopressin
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th October 25 Neural Control of Sleep/Waking Behaviour Neurons in the ventral lateral preoptic area (vlPOA) of the rostral hypothalamus promote sleep. Electrical stimulation causes drowsiness and sometimes immediate sl...

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PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Astrocyte, Data Parallelism, Electroencephalography
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rd October23 Sleepand biologicalrhythms:ElectrophysiologicalMeasurementofSleep Sleepresearchisconductedinasleeplaboratory. Electrodesareattachedto thesubjectsscalptorecord electricalactivityofthebrain.Theamplifier rec...

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PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Glabrousness, Semicircular Canals, Bulbous Corpuscle
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October 18th Perception of music Music and language are special, complex forms of auditory processing. Different regions of the brain are involved in different aspects of auditory processing. Brain damage in specific...

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PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Visual Cortex, Inferior Temporal Gyrus, Extrastriate Cortex
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th October 16 Cytochrome Oxidase blobs encode color Cytochrome oxidase (CO) – an enzyme whose expression levels scale with the metabolic rate of the cell (more action potentials = more CO protein expression) A...

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PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Simple Cell, Magnocellular Cell, Visual Cortex
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th October 11 Visual system Most perceptual systems like taste or smell have receptors which evolved to detect specific molecules, but these are molecules that are very similar to neurotransmitters A lot of se...

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PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Meat Slicer, Franz Nissl
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October 2 nd Someone goes to the doctor… A woman recently had a mild stroke, but recovered from it almost entirely. Her one complaint now is that she no longer has any interest in sex, none at all. The doctor orders some...

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PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: 5-Ht2A Receptor, Neurotransmitter Receptor, Sublingual Administration
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September 27 th Complexity We break up neurotransmitters: signaling molecules released in the brain that act over short distances Glutamate: the most dominant neurotransmitter in the brain We call this neurotran...

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PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Inferior Colliculus, Superior Colliculus, Somatic Nervous System
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September 25 th Basal ganglia Adjusting the gain of movement Regulating and planning for movements How much force to put into pushing a door open, etc. Cerebellum If the motor cortex wants to kick somethi...

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PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Area Postrema, Frontal Lobe, White Matter
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September 20 th Supporting cells of the central nervous system Neuroglia (or Glial cells) They are found all over the brain and spinal cord Glia are found all around neurons and even physically encapsulat...

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