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Class Notes for PSYC 211 at McGill University (page 8)

Introductory Behavioural Neuroscience

PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Visual Cortex, Jerky, Sclera
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Lecture 18 SemiNatural Animal Learning Paradigms the animal is exposed to an environment that mimics their natural environment learning is likely to be highly developed and more directly related to innate neural mechanis...

Psychology
PSYC 211
Yogita Chaudasama
PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Muscimol, Pipette, Stainless Steel
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Lecture 12 Experimental Ablation (Lesion Methods) Experimental ablation A method used to investigate brain function by destroying part of the brain and evaluating the animals subsequent behavior. The area of the brain that...

Psychology
PSYC 211
Yogita Chaudasama
PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 57: Dentate Gyrus, Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, Tryptophan
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Lecture 57 Lithium: The Wonder Drug (I) lithium (lithium carbonate) is most effective at treating bipolar disorder o it can eliminate a manic episode without producing a depressing episode o it does not suppress normal em...

Psychology
PSYC 211
Yogita Chaudasama
PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 54: Mesolimbic Pathway, Striatum, Olanzapine
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Lecture 54 Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia negative symptoms are characterized by the absence of behaviors that are normally present (seen in many neurological disorders where the individual has experienced damage to t...

Psychology
PSYC 211
Yogita Chaudasama
PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 58: Caffeine, Agoraphobia, Psychological Trauma
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Lecture 58 Role of 5HT Transporters the 5HT transport (HHTT) gene comes in two forms: a short and long form (polymorphism) the possession of the short allele results in reduced production of the 5HT transport Caspi et a...

Psychology
PSYC 211
Yogita Chaudasama
PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 36: Paul Bucy, Amygdala, Papez Circuit
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Lecture #36 Sexual Orientation & the Brain - the human brain is sexually dimorphic: the brains of men and women are different - a man’s sexual orientation appears to be associated with: o the supr...

Psychology
PSYC 211
Yogita Chaudasama
PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 41: Motor System, Somatosensory System, Perceptual Learning
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Lecture 41 Habituation is a Simple Form of Learning the aplysia is an invertebrate sea slug with a simple NS (20 000 neurons) the Aplysia has a large gill for respiration, and a siphon through which it expels water if t...

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PSYC 211
Yogita Chaudasama
PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Autoreceptor, Indirect Agonist, Reuptake
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Lecture 8 How Drugs Influence Synaptic Transmission The Neurotransmitters Amino Acids Glutamate GammaAmino butyric Acid (GABA) Glycine Aspartate Monoamines Catechol amines synthesize with single amino acid o Dopamine ...

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PSYC 211
Yogita Chaudasama
PSYC 211 Lecture 43: 43
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Lecture 43 Role of NMDA Receptors in the CA1 field of the hippocampus, NmethyDaspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptor plays a significant role in LTP NMDA receptors control calcium ion channels that are normally blocked by m...

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PSYC 211
Yogita Chaudasama
PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 42: Granule Cell, Subiculum, Basal Forebrain
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Lecture #42 Motor Learning - motor learning involves learning to make a new response. It cannot occur without sensory guidance from the environment - most skilled movements involved interactions wit...

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PSYC 211
Yogita Chaudasama
PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 32: Preoptic Area, Muscle Tone, Reciprocal Inhibition
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Lecture 32 Neural Control of Arousal: NOREPINEPHRINE NE neurons are located in Locus Coeruleus (LC) (catecholamine produce alertness and sleepiness); distribute widely throughout the cortex NE neurons show an increase in...

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PSYC 211
Yogita Chaudasama
PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 46: Memory Consolidation, Long-Term Memory, Prefrontal Cortex
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Lecture #46 An Interview with Patient A.M. - Examiner: Can you remember April last year? - A.M.: April last year, that was the first time, and eh, on the Monday, for example, they were checking all ...

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PSYC 211
Yogita Chaudasama
PSYC 211 Lecture 20: 20
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Lecture 20 Photoreceptors photoreceptors are light sensitive neurons located in the retina. Their function is to transduce light (or photic energy) into electrical potentials rods o prevalent in the peripheral retina o s...

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PSYC 211
Yogita Chaudasama
PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Neurotransmitter, Cerebral Atrophy, Pipette
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Lecture 14 Visualising the Living Human Brain (III) PET Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Measures the metabolic activity of specific brain regions. The person is injected with radioactive 2DG (2 deoxyglucose) into the...

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PSYC 211
Yogita Chaudasama
PSYC 211 Lecture Notes - Lecture 51: Frontal Lobe, Phenylketonuria, Lysosome
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Lecture #51 Stroke-Induced Release of Glutamate Kills Neurons - sodium-potassium channels stop functioning due to a lack of oxygen and glucose - the neuron membrane depolarizes which causes excessive glutamat...

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PSYC 211
Yogita Chaudasama

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