Chapter 2 Vocabulary List 10/24/2012 1:42:00 PM
Autonomic nervous system:
Brainstem: Basic life support – breathing, beating of the heart.
Botox: Cell body:
Depressed mood states:
Evolutionary history of the brain:
Glial cells: Cells that give the brain structure, 3 types of glial cells –
astrocytes cells, oligodendrocytes cells, schwann cells.
Left cerebal hemisphere:
Limbic system: Internal body regulation – asks if this thing is food, a
threat, a target of amorous desires, or if it is different from anything the
body has seen before. Nothing will become conscious unless the limbic
system recognizes it. Four parts – amygdala, hippocampus, hypothalamus,
Mathematical and spatial reasoning:
Motor neuron: carry outgoing information from the CNS to muscles and
glands. Interneurons connect the two neurons.
Peripheral nervous system: the sensory and motor neurons that connect
the central nervous system (CNS) to the rest of the body.
Reuptake: Research with split-brain patients:
Reward deficiency syndrome:
Right cerebral hemisphere:
Sensory neuron: carry incoming information from the sense receptors to
Severed spinal cord:
Somatic nervous system:
Stressful situations for the sympathetic nervous system:
Sympathetic nervous system:
Wernicke’s area: AP Psychology