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PSB 3002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 31: Intermediate Filament, Nucleolus, Axoplasm
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Parts of a Neuron cell body (soma) dendrites axon terminal buttons Cell body (soma) contains nucleus and support mechanisms; receives info from dendrites Dendrites receive signals from other neurons; messages ...

Psychobiology
PSB 3002
Roxana Stefanescu
PSB 3002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 30: Donald O. Hebb, Motor Neuron, Amygdala
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There are 4 major categories of learning; 3 are relatively simple and the fourth is more complex. What are they and what do they involve? (HINT: You will need to refer to Slide 26 in Lecture 21 for part of the answer) Perc...

Psychobiology
PSB 3002
Roxana Stefanescu
PSB 3002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 29: Membrane Potential, Dentate Gyrus, Perforant Path
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Consider the process of reinforcement as it acts on the instrumental conditioning task whereby a rat learns to press a lever for a food reward. What effect does the reinforcing stimulus (food) have on the connection betwe...

Psychobiology
PSB 3002
Roxana Stefanescu
PSB 3002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 28: Fusiform Face Area, Thalamus, Basal Ganglia
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Blockade of action potentials and dendritic spikes with TTX prevents LTP (depolarization of postsynaptic cell required for strengthening) Long-term depression (LTD; decrease in synaptic strength) differs from LTP in...

Psychobiology
PSB 3002
Roxana Stefanescu
PSB 3002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 27: Microdialysis, Explicit Memory, Anterograde Amnesia
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After initial learning has taken place, association information from instrumental conditioning is transferred from one pathway to another. Which pathway ultimately stores the association information? ---Learned behaviors...

Psychobiology
PSB 3002
Roxana Stefanescu
PSB 3002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 26: Myelin, Organ Transplantation, Caspase
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Does retrograde amnesia affect old or new memories? What does this type of amnesia suggest about the process of consolidation? Inability to remember events before brain damage occurred Suggests that consolidation takes tim...

Psychobiology
PSB 3002
Roxana Stefanescu
PSB 3002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Subthalamic Nucleus, Caudate Nucleus, Putamen
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What is the main cause (include the brain structure affected) of Parkinsons disease and what are the 4 primary symptoms? Cause: degeneration of dopamine neurons in susbtantia nigra Symptoms: musuclar rigidity, slowness of ...

Psychobiology
PSB 3002
Roxana Stefanescu
PSB 3002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Amyloid Precursor Protein Secretase, Neuroglia, Cytoskeleton
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Huntingtons disease is hereditary and the gene affected encodes for what protein? What happens to neurons when the abnormal form of this protein builds up? Hereditary disorder, caused by dominant gene on chromosome 4 Defec...

Psychobiology
PSB 3002
Roxana Stefanescu
PSB 3002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Amygdala, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Autonomic Nervous System
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What is the main symptom of Korsakoffs Syndrome and what are 2 factors that contribute to the disorder? Neither hereditary nor contagious Caused by environmental factorsusually (but not always) involving chronic alcoholism...

Psychobiology
PSB 3002
Roxana Stefanescu
PSB 3002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Amygdala, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Synaptic Plasticity
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Longterm effects of stress are harmful to overall health, including brain health. Prenatal stress results in longlasting deficits in learning and memory by affecting fetal hippocampal development. The effect of longterm ex...

Psychobiology
PSB 3002
Roxana Stefanescu
PSB 3002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Indirect Agonist, Anxiolytic, Apoptosis
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Addictive drugs have reinforcing effects. Withdrawal effects do no cause addiction. Withdrawal effects are not the cause of addiction; the abuse potential of a drug is related to its ability to reinforce drugtaking behavio...

Psychobiology
PSB 3002
Roxana Stefanescu
PSB 3002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Atropine, Tyrosine, Botulism
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The most consistent abnormality noted in attentiondeficithyperactivity disorder brains is a small reduction in total brain volume Which of the following is characteristic of glycine? The glycine receptor is ionotropic. Jam...

Psychobiology
PSB 3002
Roxana Stefanescu
PSB 3002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Cirrhosis, Drug Tolerance, Depressant
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Fear is the emotional reaction to threat Deep Dyslexia phonetic procedure is disrupted, but the lexical procedure remains normal Output of Wernicke's areas is transmitted to broca's area Location of Wernicke's...

Psychobiology
PSB 3002
Roxana Stefanescu
PSB 3002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Neocortex, Thalamus, Striatum
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Chronic marijuana smoking causes extreme respiratory dysfunction Location of Broca's Area left hemisphere, frontal lobe, superior to temporal lobe, inferior to prefrontal cortex Corpus callosum is the smallest cer...

Psychobiology
PSB 3002
Roxana Stefanescu
PSB 3002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Fluoxetine, Fluvoxamine, Panic Attack
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Neurons localized within the ________ control the secretion of glucocorticoids. PVN Prolonged stress can result in cardiovascular disease because stress can increase blood pressure A persistent difficulty in conce...

Psychobiology
PSB 3002
Roxana Stefanescu

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