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Chapter 1

Behavioural Neuroscience Ch.1

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Psychology
Course
PSYC 3030
Professor
c
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 1: Biopsychology as a Neuroscience (pg1-19) -1.3 Kilograms, 100 billion neurons, 100 trillion connections  Neurons- cells receive /transmit electrochemical signals  Neuroscience- scientific study of the nervous system Biopsychology  Pure/basic research-building blocks of knowledge, understand how things work  Applied research-specific problem w/direct benefit to humans Evolutionary perspective-environment pressures likely lead to evolution of our brains and behaviourbiopsychological insights comparative approach-undestand biological phenomena by comparing them in different species Neuroplasticity-plastic (changeable)  grows/changes in response to individuals genes/experience Experiments  Between subjects design-different group of subjects under each condition  Within subjects design-same group under each condition Coolidge Effect-sexual behaviour in hamsters have a boy and a girl in cage have sex till tired, remove female, but new in and the mall will continue  Neuroanatomy-study of structure of nervous system  Neurochemistry-study of chemical bases of neural activity  Neuroendocrinology-interactions between nervous sy
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