Brain Imaging Techniques

September 2, 2012
Nervous System

Brain Imaging Techniques   Imaging Techniques Materials Mechanisms Applications CAT (computerized axial tomography) X-ray pictures taken around the patient Computer-reconstructed …Read the Rest

Functions of Neurotransmitters

September 1, 2012
Nervous System

Functions of Neurotransmitters   Neurotransmitters Functions Disorders from insufficiency Disorders from oversupply Acetylcholine Memory; muscle movement (contraction) Alzheimer’s disease, dementia …Read the Rest

Central Nervous System Communication: Neurons and Glia

August 31, 2012
Nervous System

Central Nervous System Communication: Neurons and Glia   Cells/structures Types Functions Features Neurons Sensory neurons Transform physical energy -> sense …Read the Rest

Central Nervous System (CNS) and Peripheral Nervous System (PNS): Structures and Functions

August 30, 2012
Nervous System

Central nervous system (CNS) Main structures Protective structures Functioning structures Connection structures The brain (<-> cranial nerves), spinal cord ( …Read the Rest

The Endocrine System: Hormone Categories

August 28, 2012
Endocrine System

The Endocrine System: Hormone Categories   Hormones Category Functions Examples Steroids From cholesterol Growth, sexual, reproductive functions; tissue healing Muscle-building …Read the Rest

Behavioral Genetics and Evolutionary Psychology

August 27, 2012

Behavioral Genetics Methods   Methods Study models Characteristics Research focus Core concepts/notes Twin studies Monozygotic/identical twins Identical genotypes; shared environment …Read the Rest

The History and Branches of Psychology with Early Timelines

August 26, 2012

Branches  Focus Methods Founders/Pioneers Time Contributions Structuralism Experimental psychology   William Wundt 1879 Established the first psychology lab The basis …Read the Rest

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