PSYC 2015 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Cranial Nerves, Central Nervous System, Spinal Nerve

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Study Guide for Exam 1 of PSYC 2015, Fall 2016
When: September 28 and 29, 2016
Part A. Multiple Choice online (duration: 40 minutes, link available on Blackboard
between 12:10am, September 28 and 2:00pm, September 29)
Part B. Short Answer/Essay in class (2:20-3:35 pm, September 29);
Note: Here only represents important concepts. The content for Exam 1 will come
from the slides of Lecture 1 to 8 and Chapters 1 to 3 including introduction part
(12th edition) of our textbook.
Lecture 1: Introduction to Biological Psychology
1) Biological Explanation of Behaviors; categories, difference and examples
from the lecture slides and textbook;
Lecture 2: Anatomy of the Brain, Peripheral System
1) Terminology for describing nervous systems (two tables in the slides);
2) The organization of the nervous system:
central vs. peripheral
somatic vs. autonomic
sympathetic vs. parasympathetic (important, function)
3) Spinal nerves vs. cranial nerves
dissection of a segment of spine
general function of the cranial nerves, sensory, motor and mixed groups.
4) Structure of the spinal cord v.s. hindbrain
e.g. the pathway and neurons involved in the Knee-Jerk Reflex
Lecture 3: Anatomy of the Brain, Central System
1) Organization of the Central Nervous System
2) Limbic System, component, structure and function
3) Columnar and Layer Structure of the cerebral cortex
4) Lobes and primary regions
Lecture 4: Research Methods
1) Categories of research methods
2) Various techniques, fMRI, EEG, MEG and their principles.
e.g. what types of brain signals do they measure?
Lecture 5: Neurons and Glias
1) Internal structure of the neurons:
functions of different components: nucleus, endoplasmic reticulus, ribosome,
2) Neuronal types by function, shape and effects
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